I really enjoyed columnist Michael Dobie’s “A new political vocabulary” [Opinion, April 10]. Here are a few definitions of my own:
To billify — publicly tell a lie about someone with whom you had an affair: “I did not have sex with that woman.”
cruzing along — continuing to win primaries in low-vote states while claiming moral victories.
hilarity — to take joy in claiming you are one of the ordinary people, while earning a fortune giving speeches to the rich.
christieballing — the art of staring into space while standing next to the man you once called a “carnival barker.”
monjello — the act of supporting a candidate just because he’s popular in the county that you lead.
Richard W. Lamb, Amityville