Ten That Should Be Banned
Vet or Vetting — If I hear this one more time I’m going to vet myself. I vet, therefore I am.
Work in Progress — As though one of these pieces of legislative sausage were the Sistine Chapel or something. Californians would benefit if more works in progress were owrked out before they progress.
Win, Win — Yeah, right.
Broad-Based Coalition — Seems that by definition there can’t be any other kind. “Thank you, Madame Chair, we represent a narrowly based coalition.”
Level Playing Field — The place where the lobbyists pour out onto with their game faces on, giving it 110 percent. There may be no “i” in team but there sure is one in “win.” In legislative parlance, “level” would be a 45 degree slope straight into the mouth of the lobbyist’s client.
Tool in the Toolbox – What about all those tools outside the the toolbox? Aren’t those being used? Appears to be a synonym for “My bill doesn’t do squat but humor me and pass it anyway.
Stakeholders — Put a wooden stick in their hearts already.
At the Table — As one Chevron lobbyist said”If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” The table is where the stakeholders si, usually as part of….
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