Though he lived and worked in Los Angeles for sixteen years, the candidate for Attorney General is no carpetbagger; he was born and raised in this state and graduated from the state university.
He's just a carpetbagger who was surprised to find that Southerns are not like the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard or Deliverance.
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Origin of carpetbagger
- So called because they carried their belongings in carpetbags
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From carpetbag + -er.