grandstander

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someone who performs with an eye to the applause from spectators in the grandstand

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We cannot build the future on the backs of a few talented speakers, knee-jerk grandstanders, egomaniacal wanna-be "players" or wanna-be Democratic speechwriters.
Physicians who are different drummers can come across as strangely aloof or annoyingly animated, as clumsy communicators or eloquent grandstanders.
Whilst left-leaning lawyers savour newspaper opinion space to rail against burkas and detention centre despair, it appears that denouncing human rights violations in our suburbs hasn't captured the imaginations of professional grandstanders.
Bush can leave that to the talk show hosts, chattering classes, late-night comedians, and assorted political grandstanders.
Rather than playing defense under hot TV lights in front of the experienced grandstanders on the Senate Judiciary Committee armed with questions from staffers, why not give a series of speeches in controlled, familiar situations with more favorable audiences?
O'Rourke do not like pundits like Anna Quindlen; serious, bespectacled, dapper professionals at The Wall Street Journal do not approve of grandstanders like Hunter Thompson and Steve Dunleavy of A Current Affair.
At the same time action to combat addiction is welcomed, some wonder whether the crackdown on pills has gone too far, serving political grandstanders but leaving people in pain.
It seems resentment created when these grandstanders got promoted wasn't very motivating, at least not in the right direction.
They are grandstanders, these people who slash their limbs, overdose or burn themselves whenever life gets too tough, and cost the NHS dearly because each needs hospital treatment and are all encouraged by welfare workers to see themselves as helpless victims.
Notice that the GOP grandstanders who flew in for a Washington weekend did nothing to change the pertinent laws - instead opting for sound bites and Fox face time.
And if it takes a bunch of grandstanders on the Hill to get to the bottom of it, so what?
The grandstanders that signed the treaty undoubtedly feel the same way, too.