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(pə-lĭt’ĭ-kəl nĕk’rə-fĭl’ē-ə) also nec·roph‘i·lism (nĭ-krōf’ə-lĭz’əm, nĕ-)
- Obsessive fascination with political death and political corpses.
- Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of government, politics, or the state and politicians or issues that are dead to the public.
- Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians: “Calling on the auditor-general to investigate details of an MP who is dead politically “ .
Also known as “cuddling the corpse“.
Labour and especially Pete Hodgson, ironic as he is almost a political corpse himself, just can’t seem to get it through their heads that the Pansy Wong issue is over. She has resigned, she has gone from parliament and the stench of her corpse is now stinking up them and not National. They did the same with Richard Worth and in fact keep bringing him up.
National has learned that when political meat goes off it is best to chuck it out the back-door. Labour however just seem to want to pick the corpse up and take it home. There comes a point though when cuddling the corpse becomes political necrophilia and you end up stinking of the dead yourself. That’s when corpse rooters usually get sprung, when the stench of the decomposing body starts to stink up their joint and their clothes and the stench pervades their own body.
They should beware of Political Necrophilia.