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  • noun Plural form of goo-goo.


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  • I believe people have a right to petition their government, she told the Post's Mary Ann Akers in a statement that may give some goo-goos * heartburn, but makes sense to me.

    Jim Jaffe: Who (Really) Runs Congress?

  • This is the Virginia model and it works well, as it did at the national level for decades before the goo-goos got into the act.

    Campaign-Finance Reform, RIP

  • The liberal goo-goos want to ban money from politics, but now their political hero has made them look like fools—twice.

    The Super PAC President

  • Charlie Rangel and Cotton Mather would not have been good friends; at a time when the Democratic resurgence is threatened by widespread populist revolt, the goo-goos have unleashed the dogs of war against their less-than-perfect allies.

    Sorry, Charlie

  • In the House, the goo-goos are calling for Rangel to step down from his powerful committee chair.

    Sorry, Charlie

  • But the grimly moral goo-goos are the hardest people in America to get along with.

    Sorry, Charlie

  • The three men shared a contempt for machine politics and mushy reformers (called "mugwumps" or "goo-goos").

    Book Excerpt: ‘The War Lovers’ by Evan Thomas

  • Except for a few goo-goos preaching the Good Government Gospel, there are no special interests for reform.

    Edward Headington: The Reform Agenda -- Red Pills, Blue Agendas and the Neo-Johnsons

  • Since their regulatory apparatus has been declared unconstitutional, the goo-goos now want to inflate routine legal campaign-finance maneuvering into felonies.

    The DeLay Verdict

  • Campaign finance goo-goos are dancing with joy at DeLay ' s conviction, hoping more prosecutors will pick up the money-laundering charge.

    The DeLay Verdict


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  • "Her campaign doesn’t depend on the enthusiasm of upper-middle-class goo-goos."

    The New York Times, Playing by Clinton Rules, by David Brooks, March 6, 2008

    March 7, 2008