- May 20, 2017
Can you imagine?
For the dog, see poodle.
A poodle in politics is an insult used to describe a politician that obediently or passively follows the lead of others. It is considered to be equivalent to lackey.
Usage of the term is thought to relate to the passive and obedient nature of the type of dog. Occasionally, it is used comparatively, e.g. Big cases will decide if watchdog is just another poodle.
In Israel, a rookie lawmaker tried to have the term's use banned from the Israeli parliament.
To be precise, the Senate and Congress of poodles.