It's a Wonk Thing -- You Wouldn't Understand

"You can laugh, my fellow Republicans, but I'll point out that the Congressional Budget Office was normally more conservative in what was going to happen and closer to right than previous Presidents have been."

Bill Clinton before a joint session of Congress, Feb. 17, 1993

"Oh, we'll fix that. That's not a problem. That's a Washington policy wonk deal."

Clinton on Feb. 8, 1994, after the CBO said his health-care plan would increase, not decrease, the deficit


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