But he was certain to be a partisan, a spoilsman, a tool of Tammany Hall and its corrupt boss.
The debate upon this appointment gave the spoilsman an epigram.
A cowardly banner held out by the spoilsman that would sell his country for a mess of pottage.
The postal system has offered one of the best fields for the manipulation of the spoilsman.
Even the governorship itself was out of the reach of the spoilsman.
Many a one, who aspires to direct the destinies of the State, achieves only the station of a political subordinate or spoilsman.
Even Blaine, whom he so cordially honored, he thought a spoilsman at times, not always a statesman.
The people, as Barnum has said, love to be humbugged, and are quite ready to pay tribute to the political boss and spoilsman.
To this celebrated and execrable defense Van Buren owes much of the later and unjust belief that he was an inveterate "spoilsman."