noun. An unfolding scandal that involves no literal shits, flowers, or shitty flowers at all.
Real citation: "If your local media hasn’t been reporting on traitor-gate or whatever we’re calling this (turd-blossom-gate?), or has been unfairly slanting this in favor of the Republicans, I’ve got another action item for you:"
(Newsie, "Get them on the record! What do Republicans think of Rove-gate?," July 13, 2005, Penndit, http://penndit.blogspot.com/2005/07/get-them-on-record-what-do-republicans.html)
Made-up citation: "So far, Turd-Blossom-gate has not inspired as many limericks as Monicagate, much to the chagrin of literature students everywhere."