It was just a rhetorical question. (not reviewed by editor)
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He uses convincing rhetoric, but pursues bad policies.
What you`re supposed to do in most freshman-rhetoric courses is to read a little essay or short story, discuss how the writer has done certain little things to achieve certain little effects, and then have the students write an imitative little essay or short story to see if they can do the same little things.
Robert M. Pirsig -- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
It`s just a rhetorical question.
Alex Flinn -- Beastly
PLAYER: It`s about a King and Queen....
GUIL: Escapism! What else?
GUIL: -Love and rhetoric.
Tom Stoppard -- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead