The glass will not be ‘half full’ in 2016: a review of last year’s overused political cliches

There’s nothing reporters love more than half-answered questions.

Fortunately, there were plenty of those to go around at the Associated Press legislative preview on Thursday (Jan. 7). For two hours, Washington state lawmakers evaded questions such as, “Why aren’t you going to fix education funding this year?” by leaning on many of the convenient political platitudes that we’ve all heard before.

It was a grand trotting-out of cliches to start the new year right — and reminded me why, every year, I make a list of the most overused…

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