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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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Mr Bernau said the Nationwide - comfortably Britain's biggest building society - said the era of carpetbagging appeared to be over, but warned against complacency.
It's perhaps a measure of the building societies' success in proving the point that they offer a better deal that most critics of the sector have now turned their attention to accountability issues inorder to pursue their carpetbagging agenda.
Drew didn't look too favorably on being invaded, likening it to carpetbagging, and the college kids were longhairs we called "beatniks" in those days, but as controversies go it really wasn't much.
Call it carpetbagging, or the chicken run, but the fact remains that well- known faces are plotting to move their loyalties from marginal wards to rock-solid Labour territory.
SEAN HARRIS is considering a spot of carpetbagging after receiving free windfall shares when the Woolwich converted to a bank in 1997.
He writes in a fat-free, deadpan, Warholian (The Philosophy of Andy Warhol from A to B and Back Again) style that allows him to tell us, without either being mean or clinically pedantic, everything we need to know about how the current young British art phenomenon got to be the carpetbagging caravan that it is.
Military occupation and its carpetbagging adjunct allowed the imperialists to inveigle their way into any position that might provide lucrative recompense without much sweat.
But their third single sounds like uninspired cultural carpetbagging, a listless lumbering rock riff with an incongruous dubstep diversion bolted on.
A powerhouse corporate lawyer at Little Rock's notorious Rose Law Firm, Clinton became the most controversial first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt then cruised to a carpetbagging victory in the 2000 New York Senate race.
They have overwhelmingly endorsed our view that Richard Yendall was not a suitable person to serve as a director of the Society, not least because of his carpetbagging history.
A spokeswoman for the Dunfermline said: "We have become aware of carpetbagging acitivity.
There's a difference between carpetbagging an insurance company and a building society," warns adviser Graham Bates.