cro·ny·ism (krn-zm) n.

Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

I heard Sarah Palin using this term in her interview with Sean Hannity. I just wanted to mention that I like this term and the image it places in my mind. What image does it place in your mind? I'll start with this:


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WomanHonorThyself said...

love it..will try to listen now!:)

nanc said...

cronyism = kissing familiar arse. don't know any purty way to put it! essentially it means somebody has something on YOU! you'd best be nice to them. never learned that aspect of life...it's ALWAYS better to keep a little more dirt on the other guy than they have on you!

Z said...

and no lipstick on ANY of them.

Let's name them:


The toughest bunch of good ol' BOYS imaginable!

Jungle Mom said...

I love the Jungle Book. I watched a million times..in Spanish and this is my favorite scene. Each bird has a different accent, Mexican, Argentinian, Cuban...hilarious!
But, the real cronyism is not so funny.

Anonymous said...

I picture the crooked politician in O' Brother Where Art Thou?
The one who is a member of the KKK.
Cronyism...never being challenged or held accountable which goes well with laziness and corruption.

Chuck said...

The real "Chicago style politics"

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

A bunch of Libs so out of touch that they're hanging onto each other for dear life.

Salubrina said...

i'm with pinky...

my mental image is of oh brother where art thou? with the "re-form candidate" and his "little man" were going to take out all the "isms" from government.

of course, he was the local leader of the KKK, and was subsequently strung up on a pole and carted off somewhere in the movie.

if you have not seen this movie, shame on you. everytime you see it, it gets better and better.

favorite lines...

"gopher, everett?"

"you two are just dumber than a bag of hammers."

"i've said my peace and i'm countin' to three."

dang it....now i wanna watch the movie again. :-)