Saturday, February 13, 2016

"Probably all of us who follow politics sometimes feel that the whole business is nothing but drivel and fakery — that politicians are emitting vacuous jargon, their key phrases repeated again and again with apparently no concern for accuracy or feasibility or coherence."

"Why do so many politicians sound like robots?" asks a man who used to produce robo-speak for disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. Check out Barton Swaim's persuasive editorial in the Washington Post, and then buy his excellent book.

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