Shadow Government

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Mar 4 16:28:19 UTC 2002

>I am curious about the choice of the term 'shadow government' that has
>used recently to refer to a skeleton US federal government hiding in
>caves somewhere ready to pounce into action if Washington gets
It does seem an odd usage, since it ordinarily refers to the non-governing
In parliamentary systems, the Shadow Cabinet, for instance, would be one
consisting of the Opposition party's corresponding ministers.
A. Murie

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