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FLOHPA

FLOHPA  n.— «If Kerry wins Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania—the battleground trifecta being referred to as “FLOHPA”—Bush would need to hold all of his red states and win two Democratic-leaning states.» —“Eight states too...

Healthy Mae

Healthy Mae  n.— «Bush campaign officials said they had no comment on the Frist proposal. That plan envisions a federally chartered but privately run reinsurance organization, analogous to the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae mortgage companies...

Yankee dime

Yankee dime  n.— «Yankee Dime This is Texas slang, apparently (I read it in the Lone Star Iconoclast!) for an insincere kiss. President Bush sure knows how to spend those.» —“Yankee Dime” by Merle...

ego ramp

ego ramp  n.— «A 10-hour construction project had begun to erect a new, island-like stage from which President Bush will deliver his acceptance speech tonight surrounded by delegates. It will be the first such use of an island or arena...

shrimp

shrimp  v.— «Even the quieter monied Jews of Wall Street look like homeless next to Bush’s pals in the oil bidness—pals who would just as soon see Israel go away so they could more comfortably shrimp the toes of the Arabs.» —by...

veepicide

veepicide  n.— «The subject of the piece was whether President Bush would dump Vice President Cheney from the ticket.Hellip;In order to qualify as news, veepicide stories should be anchored to something real.» —“All the Rumors Fit To...