In today's lead story in the New York Times ("Breakthrough Reached in Negotiations on Bailout"), John McCain is quoted as saying on ABC's "This Week":
This is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with.
Over four years ago, fellow Language Logger Philip Resnik spotted a similar-looking sentence and identified it as an instance of what is called a "parasitic gap" construction — but Philip later took this identification back based on some friendly input from Jon Nissenbaum, who supplied additional evidence pointing to the conclusion that Philip's example "is an instance of across-the-board movement, coupled with right node raising out of a coordinate structure, rather than a parasitic gap".
Got that? Good. Now, today's quiz: is McCain's sentence quoted above a parasitic gap, or an instance of across-the-board movement, coupled with right node raising out of a coordinate structure? If you think you know, post your answer (with details of your evidence for that answer) as a comment. The first to post the correct answer with appopriate evidence (as judged by me, natch) will receive a free year's subscription to Language Log — a better prize you won't find without searching far and wide for!