Would you like to rephrase that?

Urging two Republican leaders to start singing from the same hymn-book: OK.
Urging them to “get on the same page”: not so much.

From The Hill:

Hastert and Boehner need to get on the same page or Republican troubles will continue to mount.

(Now, would that be a male page, or a female page?)

Hat tip: Dale Carpenter

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

5 thoughts on “Would you like to rephrase that?”

  1. I'm with Gar. That line was not inadvertent. Reminds me of the time nearly 40 years ago when my friends on the editorial board and I put the name "Ben Dover" in the caption of a group photo in my high school yearbook.

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