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    policy wog

    Dear Teachers,

    President Clinton was described as a "policy wog" on a TV program. What does that mean?


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    Re: policy wog

    Could be "policy wag" -

    means to divert attention from the real issue to another less important one, in order to take focus off the first issue.

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    Re: policy wog

    Some publications mistakenly put "wog" when what they mean is "wonk," as in "policy wonk":

    Policy wonk is a term of art of politics, meaning an expert with a detailed knowledge of current or potential government policies, administrative matters, and the effects of policy and programs.

    It entered general usage in the 1990s during the administration of U.S. president Bill Clinton. Admirers and detractors alike described the Clinton administration as a haven for policy wonks, Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore first among equals.

    (definition from Wikipedia)

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