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Pete candidates Clark for student
government president without Clark's permission.
Clark: What have you done?
Pete: I see a big future ahead of you in politics, Clark.
Clark: No way!
Pete: You have the whole package: looks, brains, charm.
Did I mention the perks of power?
Clark: If it's so cool why didn't you run?
Pete: I'm more the power behind the throne.
The guy behind the guy. (The small powered person behind the one with the big power?)
The one who makes it all happen.
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Hi,
I'm more the power behind the throne.<<< This is a well-known saying
The guy behind the guy. (The small powered person behind the one with the big power?)

The idea is that the person the public sees and thinks has the power is really controlled by a person 'behind the scenes' who is never seen by the public but who has the real power.

eg If you think George Bush is controlled by the big oil companies, you might say 'Bush is the figurehead, but the oil companies are the power behind the throne'.

Clive
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Thanks, Clive!