Coincidence or fate?
2006: Results showed the most common refactorings of the fifteen coined a 'Gang of Six', to be generally those with a high in-degree and low out-degree when mapped on a dependency graph; the same refactorings also featured strongly in the remedying of bad code smells. (S. Counsell et al.)
2009: The fate of health care reform may well now rest in the hands of a small group of Senators, three Republicans and three Democrats, who have come to be called the Gang of Six. (Jerome Karabel)
Life's a bitch, life's a whore. Nothing less, nothing more.