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a governor of a province in ancient Persia

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Satrap, was fired and then reinstated to a new job last fall and has been associated with an ongoing PG&E investigation into gas purchasing contracts.
What it can do in the given situation at best is to run helter-skelter and become a spoil-sport to thwart the crooked designs of traditional parties and help come up a new government led by any of the regional satraps -- call it Federal Front or Third Party -- but without the major parties, even without their outside support, and therefore incapable of completing even half the term in office.
He was appointed satrap (governor) of Egypt after Alexander's death in 323 BC and declared himself King Ptolemy I in 305 BC.
Cheshire examines in detail a number of bronze statues depicting the first successor to the satrap of Egypt (Ptolemy I) appointed by Alexander the Great.
when Ardashir, a Persian satrap, revolted against his Parthian overlords.
Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap (Governor) Tissaphernes.
54) More to the point, Cyrus the Younger, satrap in Asia Minor, spoke Greek fluently.
Zlin was renamed Gottwaldov for the Stalinist satrap who headed the party.
In them one hears the voices of Stalin, the determined architect of extracting "tribute" from the peasants; Nikolay Bukharin, who hoped against hope to preserve the link with the peasants; Vyacheslav Molotov, the willing satrap of the dictator; and Moshe Frumkin, the brave and ultimately unfortunate critic of collectivization.
If he'd accused him of behaving like an ancient Persian Satrap eguipped with the ring of Gyges I could understand the need for an explanation.
Now Yarm has never really liked being seen as a mere satrap of Stockton.
He and his satrap, Tony Blair, talked about Britons locked up in Guantanamo Bay, the exit strategy for Iraq and the USA's illegal taxes on steel imports.
He wrote: "We asked listeners to nominate the greatest British monarch, by which loose definition any satrap would qualify.
But the reason I am particularly interested in him is that he rejoices in the title of the Satrap of Gaza.