On my merry way toward putting together the next issue of Vital Speeches, I stumbled over this phrase, from a Jan. 4 speech by American Petroleum Institute chief Jack Gerrard:
So the way I see it, our policymakers are at a crossroads. They face two choices: One leads us forward and promotes jobs, investments, revenue and growth … or one that takes us backward, threatening the progress we’ve made and closing the door on future opportunities.
From one petroleum hog to another, Mr. Gerrard—you don't need a crossroads to go forward and backward.
You just need a road.