Sunday, June 29, 2014

All Political Talk Annoys Me, Actually

With a hat tip to Instapundit, and also via Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner, here's an excerpt from a fun, and spot-on, list of really irritating political expressions:
11. TALKING POINTS” Pols who recite self-serving spin written by others while answering basic questions about their jobs are essentially reading the stage directions. It suggests they are too lazy to invent their own fibs or excuses—or that they work for control freaks who don’t trust them to know their own subject matter. This is a discordant trait in a high-ranking official, such as U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice or anyone who attended top-notch schools, which also fits Rice. She was a history major at Stanford and a Rhodes scholar with a master’s degree and a doctorate from Oxford. 
There are fourteen other such entries in this recommended article.