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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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Carpetbagger crews were not privy to the identities or missions of their passengers, so they anonymously referred to their male passengers as "Joes" and female passengers as "Josephines." (25)
Carpetbagger crews also flew B-17s, A-26s, and British Mosquitoes in order to complete their missions.
CARPETBAGGERS can come from anywhere, and the huge Nationwide building society had better be on its guard against one from the north.
Culture Editor Sam Sifton called Carr's Carpetbagger blog the heart of the newspaper's Oscar coverage.
I do like carpetbaggers and none more than those who got into Bradford & Bingley picked up their free shares and legged it immediately thereafter.
They are the daughters of the titular carpetbagger, and, as such, have inherited a large, ill-gotten plantation.
THREATENED by carpetbagger king Michael Hardern, right, who then pulled out.
CARPETBAGGER Nick Griffin needs an A-Z to find his way round Barking.
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.
The world-preem run of Horton Foote's "The Carpetbagger's Children" resumed perfs June 12 at the Stages Repertory Theater after the weekend shows June 9 and 10 were canceled due to the storm.
If you still think it's worth your while to be a carpetbagger, find out what the requirements are.
But help is at hand - Chartwell Investment Management has produced The Carpetbagger's Guide to Life Companies*.