07 January 2011

Mr. P.J. O'Rourke

The only thing I've ever read by P.J. O'Rourke is "On The Wealth of Nations". I don't think I even finished, but I liked his style, his wit...his logic.

While reading The Week (you should really check it out if you've never read it, great little news magazine), I saw a quote from his new book "Don't Vote, It Just Encourages The Bastards". Here it is:

I have a twelve-year-old daughter, Muffin. All I hear is, “It’s not fair! It’s not fair! It’s not fair!” I say to her, “Honey, you’re cute. That’s not fair. You’re smart. That’s not fair. You were born in the United States of America. That’s not fair. Darling, you had better get down on your knees and pray to God that things don’t start getting fair for you.”

Love it.

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