[Ads-l] "political huckle"?

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Sat Nov 15 01:19:54 UTC 2014

Political huckle below seems to refer to something like graft, but the transcriber may have mangled the word, or Mr. Lyman may have misspoke.  Anyone familiar with the word or what word might have been intended?

> These messages have been conveyed to the SUNY Board of Directors in the past and the Governor’s office and have landed on deaf ears because no one wants to end someone else’s political huckle.  The time has come, and the citizens of this state are fed up with government waste and corruption.  And it certainly appears that SUNY as a whole is ripe and needs to be cleansed once and for all.  Please correct the problems and do not allow the State University Police Department to continue to be a dumping ground for political patronage jobs anymore.
James Lyman, Executive Director of Council 82 for the New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union. (111). http://www.nysenate.gov/files/SUNY%20testimony%20pt.%202.PDF

Another use of it:

> The healthcare law decision is going to be your political huckle-bearer either way it goes.
Thread: So do you GOP kooks like or dislike Judicial Activism? April 10, 2012. http://www.politicalforum.com/political-opinions-beliefs/242952-so-do-you-gop-kooks-like-dislike-judicial-activism.html
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