[Conservatives] have a general hostility to government and proposals formulated by Democrats, and since they reject the overwhelming majority of actual health care experts on ideological grounds, they have relied on a tiny handful of self-styled conservative pseudo-wonks to fill in the details for them. [emphasis added]
--Jonathan Chait, "The Conservative Misinformation Feedback Loop, Cont'd," New Republic
So here's the conversation:
"So, tell me a little about yourself."
[With smug, satisfied smile] "Well, I like to think of myself as a pseudo-wonk."
Yes, stuff like this does sometimes appear in the scholarly stuff that we edit.