n.— «Washington civil servants are bracing for that personnel hurricane that sweeps through the federal bureaucracy every eight years or so, when a new administration places thousands of political appointees in all the top jobs—and some not-so-top jobs. These bureaucrats call themselves the “we-be’s”—as in, “We be there when you arrive, and we be there when you leave.”» —“The Energy Shadow Government” by Darrell Delamaide EnergyBiz Magazine Dec. 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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