March 12, 2010 by Jason Tomberlin
The US Supreme Court recently overturned portions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws, but I wonder if they ever looked into the legality of a bipartisan “smoker”?
Posted in From the Stacks | 3 Comments
Maybe Scrabble and crossword enthusiasts know “chibouks.” I didn’t. From Merriam-Webster:
Main Entry: chi·bouk
Variant(s): or chi·bouque \chə-ˈbük, shə-\
Etymology: French chibouque, from Turkish çubuk
: a long-stemmed Turkish tobacco pipe with a clay bowl
Quite an image, a lawn full of chibouk smokers listening to political speeches….
Of course it would have to be held in the middle of a parking lot, 100 feet from any public building… that might cut down a bit on the generosity of the donors.
There is a wikipedia stub for “chibouk” that has an image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibouk. I have to admit that I was not familiar with the word either!
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