logrolling logrolling

Definition(s):

  1. (n) act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects
  2. (n) rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)

Usage(s):

  1. Woodsmen's logrolling is a relay event with two men handling the needle-sharp peaveys, wrestling a quarter-ton log over a soft.
  2. Undoubtedly, blogs will be alight discussing whether certain people really deserved to make the Joel 100, or if there was some logrolling going on.
  3. And Congressional governance is a haven for special interest pleading and venal logrolling.

News

  • Remember When?

    Gene Watson Gallery Doug Mathieson, left, who, along with his brother, George, was very active in promoting the World Championship Logrolling contests in Gladstone in the 1940s and '50s, helps to guide the log as the burling Girards go through...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Escanaba Daily Press

Quotes

  1. "This is a work horse," Hoyer said of Lassa. "This is somebody who's not posturing, who's not on TV, who's not logrolling. She is doing the work that needs to be done to make people's lives better and give them opportunity."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Steny Hoyer Source: WAOW

  2. "Logrolling reigns supreme," Mr. Flake said. "When you have an earmark in an appropriations bill, you had better not vote against that bill, or you might see your earmark vanish. So it's not just the money for earmarks. It's the money that is...
    on May 24, 2006 By: Jeff Flake Source: New York Times

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