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  • n  an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

  • Norman Ornstein is a wonk, a wonk's wonk, maybe the wonk di tutti wonks.
  • He's the recession's ascendant wonk and most improbable celebrity, as likely to pop up in the newspaper or on television as behind Nancy Pelosi during a press conference sort .
  • Josh Marshall makes a very good point about the conflict between Hillary Clinton's inner policy wonk and her outer slick-pol.
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  • Darrell Hammond in FOXNews
    We're distorting a piece of temporary perception of a changing piece of information,says Hammond. "I kind of think of myself as a clown who wears funny noses. I don't think that I'm a policy wonk or a legislator."
  • Deval Patrick in Seattle Times
    He has a broader range of life experience, which is, I think, enormously important because we don't want just a chief policy wonk,Patrick said.
  • Jack Kingston in Rome News Tribune
    Eric is a policy wonk,Kingston said. "He really knows budgets. He can tell you what's in paragraph B, page 3,612."

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