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One might assume that the constituent functions of government would be the proper domain for apolitical administrators, while the more controversial ministrant functions would be the realm of political leadership, but Wilson asserted just the opposite.
Nevertheless, the priorities to be given to various ministrant functions, and even the methods of undertaking them, are enormously controversial and highly political topics.
By defining the ministrant functions of government as apolitical and assigning those functions to administrators, he seemed to be claiming a distinction between politics and administration.
30) As Wilson interpreted the evolution of the office, the president was both to define the ministrant functions of government and to see that they were carried out through his political and administrative leadership.

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