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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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In interviews, a semirelaxed Kerry discusses his past mistakes (such as carpetbagging for a House district to run in), his reputation for stiffness ("when I got into this business it seemed completely inappropriate and awkward to go running up to someone and say, 'Hi, I'm so-and-so, vote for me'--it was contrary to my upbringing") and his poems.
Though Rabinowitz might not want to be linked to a team known for a carpetbagging owner, a head coach who hates reporters, and a former murder suspect at linebacker, the analogy is correct in one regard: Rabinowitz was plucked from the pool of entries after the Pulitzer board rejected the original finalists.
The "new" problems included carpetbagging star players and the "emergent" caste system dividing the teams; together these trends supposedly just opened a yawning divide between "have" and "have not" clubs.
Yet right after paternistically sympathizing with Virginia's black innocents who had been misled by Northern carpetbagging politicians, Lee went back to the racial divide: "our material, social, and political interests are naturally with the whites.
This could be the last gasp of the carpetbagging campaign as it is widely expected that mutual societies will require 500 members to support any future conversion resolutions and members must vote by a 75-per-cent majority to approve any such rule change," he said.
The Group's chairman remarked that the delegations had noted that the Commission's proposal would lead to a fall in the sector's financial outlays and that they trusted this would end certain carpetbagging practices.
The younger gentleman, a writer for an online magazine and somewhat closer to the spirit of the times, didn't find anything wrong with carpetbagging.
Such a play would almost certainly have dealt with the new challenges faced by recently freed slaves, including carpetbagging, share-cropping, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Do not endorse this pseudo-celebrity carpetbagging.
But unlike the carpetbagging vendors, who drove away at sunset, the big companies have a long-term stake in the South Florida market.
Price says it's time for the Sierra Club and similar organizations to help boot out bad politicians, elect good ones, and keep carpetbagging polluters at bay.
GIVE Cameron's Tories a donation and his cavalier Government will gladly fill the pockets of his carpetbagging friends.