In a letter to the editor of a broadsheet, Rene Saguisag asks a question about defining ‘one-man rule.’
It appears that Rene is a one-man law firm against an unnamed combine.
One wag said we ought to give the combine a name. He suggested that it must be the firm of Hem, Haw, Posture, and Sneer. When I asked if such existed, he said surely there is one in the good ol’ US of A called Hem, Haw, and Posture, if only because the dramatic arts are critical to success in jury trials. He thought there was a one-man law firm somewhere else called Sneer. Hence, the combine.
I thought about all this for a while. An impeachment does look like a jury trial. Wags sometimes win. But then, does sneering win cases? Perhaps apoplexy is an alternative?