Ethical Quote Of The Week: Conservative Humorist P. J. O’Rourke


“I am endorsing Hillary, and all her lies and all her empty promises. It’s the second-worst thing that can happen to this country, but she’s way behind in second place. She’s wrong about absolutely everything, but she’s wrong within normal parameters.”

—- P.J. O’Rourke, on the NPR comedy game show “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”



Pointer: Althouse

18 thoughts on “Ethical Quote Of The Week: Conservative Humorist P. J. O’Rourke

  1. I generally share your opinions, but regretfully this former supporter of the Democratic party cannot and will not endorse any mainstream politicians.

  2. Feel the Bern?

    Cruz into the White House?

    A bird in the hand is worth a second Bush?

    Something something Lincoln Chafee?

  3. Thanks for reminding me about the show. As games go, it’s great fun.

    As far as O’Rourke’s decision . . . I think I’m headed that a-way. Not so much because of his comment but I am newly trying to reassess my votives — vote+motive = votive — by applying the useful, if negative, approach of IASAGS: I don’t believe it. AHA! I knew it! So what? ARGHHHH! We’re doomed! Good and So how did the Giants do today?

  4. “Because, you know, I’ve cautioned, you know my fellow conservatives, you embrace Donald Trump, you embrace it all. You embrace every slur, every outrage, every falsehood, you’re going to spend the next six months rationalizing, evading all that. And afterwards, you come back to women, the minorities, the young people and say, you know, that wasn’t us, that’s not what we’re about. The reality is, if you support him to be president of the United States, that is who you are and you own it. “

  5. I’ll re-phrase my new mantra, just for PJ:
    The Left is going to get what the Left wants.

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