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Carpet bagger

Posted by Jane on November 29, 2000

In Reply to: Carpet bagger posted by Q on November 28, 2000

: What's a carpet bagger? They call Hillary that all the time and also mention Filegate? and Travelgate?
: What's a gate--a scandal?

"Gate" refers to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. The Watergate is an apartment building in Washington. Some of the President's men bugged the office of a Dr. located in the Watergate building, which is a crime and the President knew about it meaning he was party to the crime.