The Words That Count

February 19, 2008

From the glossary of political terms posted at The Onion:

  • ballot

    An object recording a voter’s decision that is frequently counted toward an election’s outcome.

  • caucus

    The process by which Americans are quadrennially reminded of Iowa’s existence.

  • electoral college

    A process by which the number of states in the Union is narrowed down to the most important seven or eight.

  • lobbyist

    A better-paid legislator.

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