A typical vice of American politics the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues, and the announcement of radical policies with much sound and fury, and at the same time with a cautious accompaniment of weasel phrases each of which sucks the meat out of the preceding statement.
One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words." When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a "weasel word" after another there is nothing left of the other.
[I call myself] an atheist. Agnostic for me would be trying to weasel out and sound a little nicer than I am about this.richard feynman
Up and down the City Road, in and out the Eagle, that's the way the money goes. Pop goes the weasel!
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