In yesterday’s Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker debuted a new term:
Etymology: Eponym for Rep. Bart Stupak.
Orthodox. Faithful. Free.
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1: In a legislative process, to obstruct passage of a proposed law on the basis of a moral principle (i.e., protecting the unborn), accumulating power in the process, then at a key moment surrendering in exchange for a fig leaf, the size of which varies according to the degree of emasculation of said legislator and/or as a reflection of just how stupid people are presumed to be. (Slang: backstabber.)