January 23, 2004

It was a bit "peculiar" of Al Sharpton to say he was "unilaterally opposed" to states' rights, as Robert Garcia Tagorda notes.

Surely, he meant to drag up the word "unequivocally" from the old memory bank of cliches. If Flaubert were still keeping his "Dictionary of Received Ideas," there would be an entry:
Opposed. Always add "unequivocally."
Oh, and:
Action. When referring to the government, assert that it shouldn't be taken "unilaterally."

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