Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 11:50:26 EDT From: MArk Ingram 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. Mark Ingram Lexington, Ky