Premier Mike Rann said on radio the other day in answer to a caller accusing him of too much "spin"..,.well I suppose you will think this answer is spin any way.
Indeed! Even if a question is answered directly...the spin critics will suggest that you are trying to spin the impression that you are a direct speaker
Damned if you do....
This, incidentally, is why English should do more than just teach grammar. It is more important to know how to decode spin than where to stick your apostrophe!