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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 14, 2012
Politiho (Politico + ho/whore)

A “politico” (cited in English print since at least the 1600s) is a politician, or someone who works for a politician or holds strong political views. Politico.com (founded in 2007) is a website and news service that reports political news.

The derogatory slang name “politiho” (politico + ho/whore) has been cited in print since at least 2004. Politico has been dubbed “Politiho” since at least 2008.

Other Politico nicknames include “GOPolitco” (GOP + Politico), “Pervertico” (pervert + Politico), “Republico” (Republican + Politico) and “Tiger Beat on the Potomac.”

Wikipedia: Politico
Politico is an American political journalism organization based in Arlington, Virginia, that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio. Its coverage of Washington, D.C., includes the U.S. Congress, lobbying, media and the Presidency. It was a sponsor of the 2008 Republican Presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on May 3, 2007, the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidates debate at the Kodak Theater on January 31, 2008, and the 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011.

John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left The Washington Post to become Politico‘s editor-in-chief and executive editor, respectively, launching the newspaper on January 23, 2007. Frederick J. Ryan Jr., former assistant to President Ronald Reagan, is president and chief executive officer.

Urban Dictionary
A politician or political pundit who will go anywhere and say anything if it means they will get paid for it.
That Palin is such a PolitiHo, she’ll do anything and go anywhere to sell her book.
by PirateWench@Twitter Apr 9, 2010

(Oxford English Dictionary)
politico, n.
Etymology:  < either Italian politico (1585: see politic adj. and n.) or Spanish político (1428 or earlier: see politic adj. and n.). Compare earlier politic n. 2, politician n. 2.
Now chiefly colloq. and somewhat derogatory.
A politician. Now also: a person holding strong political views or acting with political motivation.
1630 in tr. G. Botero Relations Famous Kingdoms World (rev. ed.) To Rdr. sig. A 2v, The nimblest Politico’s of these active times.
1659 J. Gauden Ἱερα Δακρυα ii. xxxii. 256 He is counted cunning, a meere politico, a time-server, an hypocrite.
1692 Vindication Pref. sig. A ij, Methinks I hear now our cautious Politico’s asking, What ayls this Person?

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Date: 11 Feb 2004 19:02:55 -0800
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Subject: Another Dumpster Baby in California

Yeah, just wait, the politiho’s will all demand more money to advertise the BabyDumps . . .

The Black Flag Cafe
Re: World’s most powerful women: the list in full
by RYP » Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:48 pm
Maybe even Thatcher...Indira Ghandi..Golda Meier...but Hillary friggen Clinton...??? An ass kisser and politiho of phenomemal proportions.

Employers Forum
02-11-2008, 01:45 AM
Politiho’s - I think this one is self-explanatory. Hope it doesn’t get me fired, like Imus.

Politico Forums
Jul. 3, 2008 - 8:06 PM EST
YoungDemNMiami: Jul. 3, 2008 - 8:02 PM EST
Hey GOP Latina, this is POLITICO, not PolitiHO, and getting shot down in a plan doesnt qualify you to be president!!!! SILLY BROAD

Politico Forums
Bill Wolf
Jun. 8, 2009 - 1:12 PM EST
Hey POLITIHO, why don’t you report that Palin has been cleared of all ethics charges brought against her since ‘08? You were sure quick on the trigger when she was accused.

Free Republic
Fox News’s Steve Doocy swaps insults with Politico blogger Ben Smith
Daily Caller ^ | 1/28/11 | Matthew Boyle
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 10:48:40 AM by markomalley
4 posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 11:24:33 AM by Niteranger68

Doug Ross @ Journal
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Allen West metaphorically b****-slaps Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
And a well-deserved metaphorical b****-slapping it was (brought to you courtesy of the DNC public relations arm known as Politiho).

Politiho Caught Plagiarizing
Home - by BigFurHat - October 15, 2011 - 09:30
A political reporter from Politico was caught plagiarizing in at least 7 of her articles, lifting entire passages without attribution. Politico fired her but threw out a word that has made me sick to my stomach ever since the likes of Politiho and other left-wing rags ran defense, in orchestrated unison, for Sandy Burglar. They said Kendra Marr got “sloppy.”

Doug Ross @ Journal
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Obama P.R. site Politico, which fixated endlessly on Sarah Palin’s wardrobe, ignores FLOTUS’ over-the-top clothing, jewelry and meals
The news equivalent of Media Matters, sometimes referred to as Politico, has a curious double-standard when it comes to public figures involved in politics.
C’mon, Jim - cut Michelle and the brown-nosers at Politiho a break.

Doug Ross @ Journal
Friday, January 13, 2012
Politico hacks: Ron Paul third-party run would kill GOP chances even though most Paul-bots are college-age students who vote Democrat
The last scintilla of credibility possessed by the Democrat public relations journal known as Politiho appears to have been sacrificed at the altar of Ron Paul: ...

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