The politician uses conversational techniques to get through the interview without making things more difficult for herself or her political party. She attacks the interviewer verbally; she attacks a question; she diverts a question; she declines to answer a question, and she gives
Idioms related to evasion in speech or action:
It seemed like the government was turning a blind eye to the high amount of small business closures.
The politician kept giving the media the slip after each cabinet meeting. He always leaves out the back.