An acronym for "President In Name Only." This is an explicit reference to President George W. Bush given the controversial nature of the means by which he gained office in 2000 through a Supreme Court decision cutting off the recount in Florida and also the popular belief that Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Karl Rove are the ones really making all the presidential decisions.
President Bush is merely a PINO.
by James H.L. November 17, 2006