Executive function; executive caretaker. There is a tendency to elevate the personality of a chief executive and to associate the personality with the nation or organization itself. In the United States, for example, it is quite common for media outlets to mention the current president's legislative agenda. This obscures definition of executive and legislative functions. It allows simplification of media reporting and reduces the range of analysis to a constructed charismatic personality.
Legislators write laws and prepare operating budgets.
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