Category: Rebuttal


Few rhetorical tactics carry a punch as strong as the rebuttal, whether in a courtroom, on a political stage or in a debate. The lawyer, who in the heat of the action, is able to conceive the perfect rebuttal is bound to prevail. It is the art of the devastating rejoinder and the perfect bon mot. The worse is to be sitting there while your best argument is eviscerated pretending it doesn’t hurt. Over the years I have collected a few of these for my own enjoyment. Well, perhaps more than that, also as a reminder how powerful a weapon it is and to fear my opponent’s use of it.