1. a term reflecting the frequent tendency of government officials
to suddenly disappear
from public view when the spotlight of criticism
shines on them, typically for a period of 1-2 days or until someone else's boneheaded
antics capture the headlines
2. An instinctive and defensive reaction
of an elected official to avoid a "whack-a-mole" reaction
by their constituents
you seen Gov Stanford since his "hiking trip" hit the wires?"
"No, he seems to have
ducked outa sight."
"Just like a gopherment official. Gone underground
else steals the limelight."