Just take a gander at trips planned for Richard Nixon by Henry Kissinger or for George H. W. Bush by James Baker.
What was sauce for the Michael Dukakis goose, is sauce for the Michael Huckabee gander.
Under both the law and the ethics governing armed conflicts, sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Old English gandra "male goose," from Proto-Germanic *gan(d)ron- (cf. Dutch gander, Middle Low German ganre), from PIE *ghans- "goose" (see goose (n.)). OED suggests perhaps originally the name of some other water-bird and cites Lithuanian gandras "stork." Sometimes used 19c. like stag in reference to single men or male-only gatherings. Meaning "a long look" is 1912, from gander (v.).
"take a long look," slang, 1886, from gander (n.) on the notion of craning one's neck like a goose; earlier it meant "to wander foolishly" (1680s). Related: Gandered; gandering.
A look; close scrutiny; glance: I'll have a gander at the prices (1887+)verb
: Want to gander at TV for a while? (1914+)Related Terms
[fr the stretched, gooselike neck of someone gazing intently]