A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 31, 2009

An “appointee” is someone who a political committee selects to run for a political office. A person who tries, but fails, to be an “appointee” might be called a “non-appointee.”

In an October 30, 2009 interview, Republican strategist Karl Rove referred to a “non-appointee” as a “dis-appointee” (or “disappointee"). The term “disappointee” reflects the candidate’s “disappointment” at not being an “appointee.”

A “disappointee” can also mean an appointee who disappoints.

Wikipedia: Appointee
An appointee may be one of the following:

. A member who is appointed to a position or office is called an appointee. In law, such a term is applied to one who is granted power of appointment of property.
. An appointee was also a foot soldier in the French army, who, for long service and bravery, received more pay than other privates.
. An appointee is also a person or organisation entrusted with managing the daily finances of vulnerable individuals in the UK.

Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: ap·poin·tee
Pronunciation: \ə-ˌpȯin-ˈtē, ˌa-\
Function: noun
Date: 1768
1 : one who is appointed
2 : one to whom an estate is appointed

Political Addictionary
by James Chapman
noun, Proposed political appointees who fail to recall their conflicts of interest, unsavory affiliations, ethical violations, etc. until they become a public spectacle.
Added 7 months ago, definition by computerbrain.

FOXNews.com - On The Record (October 30, 2009)
KARL ROVE: They had eleven Republican county chairs get together, eight candidates came to be interviewed, they settled upon a liberal Republican Assemblywoman and made her the endorsed Republican candidate and put her on the ballot. One of the other candidates—who was one of the “disappointees” if you will— a Saranac Lake candidate named Hoffman, tossed his hat in the ring on the Conservative party line.

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