- A vague, feel-good platitude, especially one made by a politician, that few people would disagree with. For example: "Our country must contribute to world peace."
2007 September 29, Frank Bellet, “Kevin Rudd's motherhood statements [letter]”, in News Weekly, Melbourne, retrieved 2012-12-29:
2012 December, Rose-an Jessica Dioquino; Gian C. Geronimo, “Janine impresses in Q&A, says Miss Universe needs 'strong mind'”, in GMA News and Public Affairs, Quezon City, retrieved 2012-12-29:
- One could say that at least Culpo's response referred to something specific in her life, and was not just the typical motherhood statement expected of polished beauty contestants – the proverbial Miss Universe answer.