carpetbagger


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carpetbagger

1. a politician who seeks public office in a locality where he has no real connections
2. US a Northern White who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from Reconstruction
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On January 4, 1944, Heflin piloted the first Carpetbagger B-24 mission to drop supplies to the French Resistance, but operational progress was slow during the January-March period.
Not surprisingly, more than one Carpetbagger plane would crash into a mountain before victory in Europe was assured.
In July 1998 it fought off a conversion attempt and has drawn up battle lines against windfall seeking carpetbaggers.
The Carpetbagger blog is devoted to the ups and downs of Hollywood's award season, taking its audience behind the scenes of major industry events including the Sundance Film Festival, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
Societies put up defences against carpetbaggers as queues of new customers brought branches to a standstill.
Culture Editor Sam Sifton called Carr's Carpetbagger blog the heart of the newspaper's Oscar coverage.
A carpetbagger we've never heard of buys the Dodgers in a seeming rush, and we're supposed to get all giddy?
If you still think it's worth your while to be a carpetbagger, find out what the requirements are.
He claimed he was not a carpetbagger and if elected would not campaign for the Britannia, which has it headquarters at Leek, Staffordshire, to drop its mutuality.
Arch carpetbagger, butler Michael Hardern, has been in the spotlight after an unsuccessful campaign at Nationwide.
A writer for "The Carpetbagger Report" site responded: "I expect these kinds of dishonest smears from Limbaugh, Hannity, and O'Reilly, but Broder is supposed to be credible and serious.
He will be one of five candidates for four slots on the board and the vote will be reminiscent of a challenge by carpetbagger Michael Hardern three years ago which ended up costing the society pounds 3 million.