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From AJR,   April 1995  issue

Cliché corner   

By Suzan Revah
Suzan Revah is a former AJR associate editor.     

"Many people can recite their cholesterol number like a mantra ." ( CNN )

"He repeated his mantra that the District's financial crisis is the fault of former Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly."

( Washington Times )

"The Anti-Defamation League, ACLU and other interest groups continually use this forum to recite the mantra that school vouchers violate the 'separation' of church and state." ( Chicago Sun-Times )

"It is the mantra of mutual fund investing: 'Look for good long-term performance.' " ( Newsweek )

"Back in the '80s, the slogan 'You can't be too rich or too thin' was a Hollywood mantra ." ( Minneapolis' Star Tribune )

"But the Republican mantra seems to be that it's possible to fool voters into believing they can have both budget cuts and tax cuts simultaneously." ( Baltimore's Sun )

"Line-item veto power has been the mantra of presidents from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton." ( Chicago Sun-Times )

From 175 Nexis references during
the first two weeks of February.