Words Poorly Used, Another Devil’s Dictionary #3

  • Clarity — in politics, that which is to be avoided at all costs.
  • Unnecessary — anything spouted by a former political minion who has been handed the pink slip.
  • Crudit — That which is claimed by a politico when trying to cover a disaster by characterizing it as a great triumph.
  • Canard — an unfounded rumor or story, usually related to a political disaster, usually in 180 degree opposition to any segment of truth.
  • Damage Control — the default mode of any politician.
  • Spin — see Damage Control.
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