A phrase popular with politicians, CEOs, and other public figures, purportedly to indicate that what follows will be a simple summary of their position, but actually indicating that what follows will be an obfuscation.
Politician: I am running for office to represent all Americans, of all races, colors, and creeds.
Press: But you think it is important to keep the word "God" on our currency? How do you think atheists feel about that?
Politician: Let me be clear, America is a god-fearing country founded on the principles of freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Our founding fathers set down...(continues for five minutes).