The oldest of the Emanuels doesn't come up light on the wonk scale either, holding both an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard.
And whoever replaces Summers will probably be one of his deputies and therefore a wonk.
He saw a problem, and—as a self-proclaimed “wonk”—immediately moved to solve it.
But before long, Morgan was ready to get off the wonk and back to the Oval Office.
Heather Ryan is a graduate of Drake University and wonk living in the heart of presidential political bliss in Iowa.
Though he has worked closely with celebrities like Clooney, Pressman is a wonk with little patience for Hollywood theatrics.
He hired a disaffected ex-Democratic wonk as his top social-policy guy.
Being brainy, being a wonk, is allowable when the package is lean and effortlessly hip, with serious eyes and a movie-star smile.
At the wonk Room, meanwhile, a handy chart lays out what things will look like with and without reform.
The ACA and every wonk assumes rational people who can make good financial decisions.
"overly studious person," 1954, American English student slang, popularized 1993 during Clinton administration in U.S.; perhaps a shortening of British slang wonky "shaky, unreliable." Or perhaps a variant of British slang wanker "masturbator." It was earlier British naval slang for "midshipman" (1929).
[1990s+ College students; origin unknown; perhaps fr British wanker, ''masturbator''; in British sailor slang, wonk meant ''midshipman''; the term became suddenly common in the phrase policy wonk during the first year of the Clinton administration, 1993]