Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.
Excerpt from an article, July, 1998:
With some of his closest advisers deeply pessimistic about the chances of getting major legislation passed during the rest of the year, Mr. Clinton plans to issue a series of executive orders to demonstrate that he can still be effective.
‘’Stroke of the pen,’’ Paul Begala, an aide to Mr. Clinton, said in summarizing the approach. ‘’Law of the land. Kind of cool.’’