Decoding American Political Speech

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Why do so many politicians these days refer to people as "folks?" What does it mean for a candidate to get "Cantored?" And what exactly is a "Washington Handshake?" In his new book, journalist David Mark answers those questions and shares today's most revealing examples of political jargon and slang. What are your most cringe-worthy examples of Beltway blather?


David Mark, editor-in-chief of Politix, an online community focusing on national politics, and author of books including "Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech," which he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon