Excellent point, soda! (Though compared to some things politicians indulge in, diapers and chocolate sound pretty harmless! -->assume a smile & wink here<–) The other day I heard someone say, “He got Starred”–meaning hounded and nitpicked by a zealot a la special prosecutor Ken Starr’s jihad against the Clintons and anyone close to them.
Seems like people whose names become part of a language aren’t exactly being complimented, no matter what form it takes, i.e. noun, verb, adjective. The first word/name that popped into my brain was Quisling. It’s means traitorous, from the WWII Norwegian enthusiastically led a puppet government for the Nazis during occupation.
You’re absolutely right. No one sanctioned the word; people just adopted it because it’s such an apt shorthand way to express something complex. But it sure ain’t flattering. If anything it keeps infamous behavior, well, famous.