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2005-08-08 17:56:36

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeanine Pirro, a high-profile district attorney from the New York City suburbs, said on Monday she would seek the Republican nomination to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the U.S. Senate next year. Pirro has a reputation for combating domestic violence and prosecuting Internet pedophiles in Westchester County, and has long been considered a possible Republican Senate candidate. In a state where 61 percent of voters disapprove of President...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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