Saturday, December 04, 2004

Today's Word Is: Malversation

Word of the Day for Friday December 3, 2004

malversation \mal-vur-SAY-shun\, noun:
Misconduct, corruption, or extortion in public office.

Technically, this was yesterday's word of the day, but ... close enough. Appropos of that comes this entry from Andy B's Amish Rabbit blog:

Election Fallout: Bush Admin Appointee Indicted
James Tobin, President Bush's former New England campaign chairman, was indicted December 1, 2004 by a federal grand jury on four counts related to jamming phone lines on Election Day, 2002.
Tobin allegedly conspired to jam five telephone numbers run by the New Hampshire Democratic Party, and one associated with a local Professional Firefighters Association, in an attempt to stop opponents' voting drive efforts.
Charming. There's nothing like Free and Fair elections, eh? And it seems in this country we do have nothing like them.


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