Ex-President Clinton’s Office Sends Pseudomenacing Letter to New York Restaurateur

The Office of William Jefferson Clinton recently sent a letter to a New York restaurant owner, demanding that a photograph of Chelsea Clinton, being displayed in the restaurant, be removed. The antepenultimate sentence in the letter has caused an uproar, at least at Althouse. The offending sentence reads as follows:

 

We reserve the right to exercise any and all options available to us if you refuse to comply.

The first salvo by Professor Althouse was a linguistic attack on the letter.

 

Parse the sentence: “We reserve the right to exercise any and all options available to us.” What sense does it make? Continue reading