from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.
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- n. favoritism to friends without regard for their qualifications, especially by appointing them to political positions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications)
Hutchison has laid out a detailed government reform proposal aimed at ending what she describes as cronyism in Austin.
As Ned Sublette said a couple of days ago, some call it "cronyism," but there's a more accurate word -- corruption.
"This glaring example of political cronyism is the last thing Florida needed while we face these tough economic times and the Congress is tackling critical issues such as health insurance reform and global warming," Thurman added.
That can lead to a couple of different things: cronyism is one; effective government regulation is not one.
That can lead to a couple of different things: cronyism is one; effective government regulation is notone.
Democrats see Perry as most vulnerable on claims that he engages in cronyism and that he rewards friends and punishes enemies - in short, that he overstayed his time as governor.
Referring to a Texas Monthly article that described him as having ears that are one size too big for his head, White said, "Maybe I'm not the most media-genic candidate, but right now I think people want folks who are confident, shoot straight, don't engage in cronyism and get things done."
If you think there is any difference in cronyism between Chicago and Rovian style politics, you truly are a babe in the woods. —
Liberal elite cronyism is tearing the country apart.
It was here in New Orleans that we realized we can't have a government that decides cronyism is more important than confidence, or rhetoric is more important than results.
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