"And I don't want to hear any nonsense about how further limiting Trustee business dealings with the district would shrink the pool of qualified candidates. One word comes to mind: hogwash."
Hogwash - meaningless or insincere talk, writing, etc.; nonsense; bunk.
- Worthless, false, or ridiculous speech or writing; nonsense.
"Sorry, meant to say Houston."
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WordNet - wrongheaded
adjective - obstinately perverse in judgment or opinion; "a wrongheaded policy"
Ethics reform turned on its head is wrongheaded.