Point of Order

An unanticipated side-effect of Joe Wilson’s outburst has been a pretty interesting discussion of parliamentary procedure, both at home and abroad. Congress Matters explains the relevant Senate rules and Andrew Sullivan compares Wilson’s interjection to heckling in the British House of Commons. For the record,  “terminological inexactitude” deserves wider currency.

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  1. My Midwestern accent renders me virtually incapable of saying “terminological inexactitude”. It’s almost impossible to imagine someone other than a Brit inventing such a phrase.

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