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.
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-\
1 : one who is appointed
2 : one to whom an estate is appointed
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.
New York City • Government/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Saturday, October 31, 2009 • Permalink