plank number six demands that candidates back the surges in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Intriguingly, when he's mentioned this plank in the last few debates, he mentions Latin America in particular.
Eventually, the plank was pushed through, albeit ham-handedly, to boos from a loud minority.
late 13c. (c.1200 as a surname), from Old North French planke, variant of Old French planche "plank, slab, little wooden bridge" (12c.), from Late Latin planca "broad slab, board," probably from Latin plancus "flat, flat-footed," from PIE *plak- (1) "to be flat" (see placenta). Technically, timber sawed to measure 2 to 6 inches thick, 9 inches or more wide, and 8 feet or more long. Political sense of "item of a party platform" is U.S. coinage from 1848. To walk the plank, supposedly a pirate punishment, is first attested 1789 and most early references are to slave-traders disposing of excess human cargo in crossing the ocean.
To do the sex act with or to; screw: had witless good fun with his children while his wife was out getting planked
[1970s+; origin unknown]
[1839+; fr the hard striking of the plank of a table]