(1). A last minute scramble to deal with an artificially-created emergency, usually occurring at approximately four o’clock on a Friday afternoon and whose successful completion results in zero thanks and several missed trains.
(1). The process of getting a law passed by Congress. The law will ultimately include a multitude of irrelevant and contradictory provisions, ensuring lawyers and accountants will remain employed for years to come, which was likely the goal in the first place.
“What does this provision mean, anyway? Can I veto it? Why can’t I veto it? I’m the President, for Christ’s sake! Can’t we ever get something through Congress without all the sausage making? Maybe I’ll just declare myself President for Life…can I do that?”