Good points, however, I tend to like the idea of Political Points nonetheless. I think limited effectiveness after each use is an excellent idea.
As a player we seem to have unlimited time and effort during the orders phase, but bureaucracy requires time and effort. Playing as the leader, we can only focus our administration and sway on so much. Political Points is a method to measure and define that focus and effort. I might argue roll-over of PP's each turn is OP.
I also suggested that stratagems should not pile up. You have the cards dealt only that turn. Anything not used is discarded.
I think it might surprise us how much the people we think are the most powerful in the world are led around by nose by their organizations. Leaders who chomp and pull at that bit more than others have administrations that seem or are chaotic.
In any event, I wouldn't take giving a medal as literal. Imagine the decision process and vetting for who the US President invites to the State of the Union Address, or pardons. It is the difficult political effort more than the physical effort.
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