Washingtonese

Washingtonese

federalese.
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Education can be another word for lobbying in Washingtonese, but AAI does not lobby, at least not within the legal definitions that require registration.
Middle East policy "in a very critical and kind of no-holds-barred way," that's realism seeping through the Washingtonese.
Many in the mainstream media echo the vocabulary of Washingtonese, which is meant to conceal rather than to reveal, so that smaller increases than previously planned are often termed "cuts."
Bush has designated three of the "rogue states" (as they are called in Washingtonese), Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, along with their "terrorist allies," as an "Axis of Evil." The phrase originated in his first State of the Union speech to Congress on January 29, 2002, in which the president used the term "evil" five times.
Political figures as diverse as Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, Ross Perot, John McCain, Jesse Jackson, Ralph Nader (to a certain extent), and Bill Clinton have shown various levels of ability in speaking in the emotional language of ordinary Americans as distinguished from the turgid, condescending Washingtonese that permeated the Gore-Lieberman campaign.

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