In the American
system of governance
, the member of the majority in a chamber of the legislature (at the federal level, the House of Representatives
or the Senate
) who works to get his colleagues to vote
the party line. During the impeachment
votes, for example, Tom DeLay
, via all manner of threats, including the cutoff of all-important campaign-finance assistance, got wavering Republican
s to "do the right thing". Nice Guys rarely get the gig.
Also a fine dessert topping.