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.
Jennifer Wah, ABC says
Heh. And since when do doors apparate on roads?
David Murray says
Was hoping you’d make that point, Wah.
Such abominations, and their absence, are one of the differences between two other divergent roads: amateur writers one way, and pros the other.
American Petroleum Institute couldn’t afford the toll road?