12/29/2010 08:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Worst Political Clichés: From 'Tax-And-Spend' To 'Maverick'

Sure, you can write hymns to bipartisanship and prattle on about compromise in politically divided Washington, but please stop pledging to "work across the aisle." Nobody else in America -- other than a Capitol Hill gasbag -- talks about "across the aisle" unless the topic is seating for a wedding.

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