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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
"Hey, have 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 until someone else steals the limelight."
by just_warming_up September 02, 2009
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