BJP High Command: Mr. Shourie, we’re deeply hurt by your remarks about the party president.
Shourie: So, are you going to expel me?
BHC: Err. No. You’ll have to clarify the remarks.
Shourie: But I wrote 7 full newspaper pages of explanation.
BHC: Oh that’s not clear. You need to ‘clarify’.
Shourie: I already did.
BHC: That’s not acceptable
Shourie: So are you going to expel me?
BHC: Are you saying that you refuse to clarify?
Shourie: No. I am saying I already clarified.
BHC: Then we can’t expell you.
Shourie: So what am I supposed to do?
BHC: Clarify the remarks, till they are clear.
Shourie: And then I can be expelled?
BHC: No you cannot be expelled then, for you’d have clarified.
Shourie:And what happens if my clarification is not clear? Can you expell me then?
BHC: No. If your clarification is not clear, we do not know if you actually said anything that needs desciplinary action.
Shourie: And what if I refuse to further clarify? Then you will expel me?
BHC: No. You can only be expelled for your remarks, which won’t be clear till you clarify.
Shourie: So there is a catch?
BHC: Yes. Catch 22. It’s the best that is there.