Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 11:50:26 EDT
From: MArk Ingram MAINGR01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UKCC.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: stalking horse
I've heard "stalking horse" used in a political context ie someone testing
the waters for a hidden candidate. The stalking horse would then presumably
withdraw if the concealed candidate enters the race? At any rate I have heard
it that way for years. I asked a colleague of mine who has considerable
verbal skills about the phrase, but she claims to have never heard it before.
I feel sure it is in common use though.