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The Best Quotes From P.J. O’Rourke’s “Don’t Vote, It Just Encourages The B@stards.”

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Posted on October 7 2010 10:29 pm
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I’m a big fan of P.J. O’Rourke’s writing, my interview with him should be out Monday, and I really enjoyed his new book, Don’t Vote, It Just Encourages The B@stards. Here are the best quotes from his book, which I would certainly recommend that you buy,

Yet it was two consummate American politicians who supplied us with a model for the universal formulation of tolerance: “Mind your own business and keep your hands to yourself.” These may rightly be called the Bill and Hillary Clinton Rules. Hillary, mind your own business. Bill, keep your hands to yourself. — P.15

Happiness is hard to attain, harder to maintain, and hardest of all to recognize. Pick the time in your life you know you were happiest. You didn’t know you were happy at the time. — P.27

The free market is simply a measurement. The free market tells us what people are willing to pay for a given thing at a given moment. That’s all the free market does. The free market is a bathroom scale. We may not like what we see when we step on the bathroom scale, but we can’t pass a law making ourselves weigh 165. Liberals and leftists think we can. — p.36

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.” — P. 47-48.

The presidential “Birther,” the 9/11 “Truther,” the JFK assassination “Grassy Knoller,” and every other conspiracy buff is announcing aloud: “The world is so stupid that even I can understand it.” — P.49

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