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2016-10-02

murder-board

第一回討論会を終えたトランプ氏は,次回の討論会に向けて,方針を変えていくのでしょうか。

Will Trump shift gears in time for the next debate?

Donald Trump has one week to prepare for his next debate with Hillary Clinton. It is a critical event for him. Yet everything he’s done before and after the first debate sends a loud, clear message: He seems to think debate prep is for chumps.

No matter what his advisers try to do ahead of next Sunday’s town-hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, his performance is utterly unpredictable. Those advisers can run him through mock debates and put him through murder-board, rapid-fire exercises. They can give him a dozen good ways to try to attack Clinton. They can prepare binders of background information, game out answers and give him as many flashcards to study as they can.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/will-trump-shift-gears-in-time-for-the-next-debate/2016/10/01/92ac526c-87e7-11e6-a3ef-f35afb41797f_story.html

今回取り上げる表現は,“murder-board”です。“murder”があるため,殺人と何か関係があるのかと推測しましたが,どのような意味があるのでしょうか。残念ながら手持ちの辞書に載っていなかったので,ほかのものを調べてみました。

Dictionary.comを確認してみると,“murder board”で“A committee or board convened esp to examine a candidate for presidential appointment before the name goes to the Senate for confirmation”と定義されています。「委員会上院から承認を得る前の大統領候補者を審査するために開かれること」となるのではないでしょうか。(Nao)

NaoNao 2016/10/02 11:25 コメントありがとうございます。
口頭試問を指すのですね。自分の調べ不足でした。
今後もご指導よろしくお願いします。