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kor puht ba ger

  • n  an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
    after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south

  • While he made those two points, Hillary was dandling hundreds of babies upstate, where Lazio was as much of a carpetbagger as she was.
  • Crying that Wolfson was an "economic carpetbagger," Oregon's Democratic Senator Wayne Morse introduced a bill to strip Capital Transit of its franchise.
  • McCain's heroic biography, as a Navy veteran and former prisoner of war, gave him a clear out for the carpetbagger critique.

  • Ed Romero in FOXNews
    To be honest, I thought he was coming in as a carpetbagger,Romero says, conceding now that his assessment of "nuts" was wrong. "He was not only able to convince me. He was able to convince thousands."
  • Ron Marz in comic Book Resources
    It's always fun for me to write Kyle,Marz said. "I'm a little like Michael Corleone, I guess. Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in. That said, I'm really just a carpetbagger here. 'Green Lantern,' and especially the 'Sinestro...
  • Kevin Smith in Entertainment Weekly
    Yeah, I feel a little guilty,says Smith in his Manhattan hotel room. "I feel like a carpetbagger. Or, at worst, af-king fraud, man. Because an author's John Grisham. Or Stephen King. Dude, I'm sure even Ann Coulter sits down and writes her...

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