politics is like vivisection—disturbing as a career, alarming as a hobby.Read the whole thing here.
In a free country government is a dull and onerous responsibility. It is a parent-teacher conference. The teacher is a pompous twit. Our child is a lazy pain in the ass. We undertake this social obligation with weary reluctance. And we only do it at all because the teacher (political authority) deserves cold stares, hard questions, and maybe firing, and the pupil (that portion of society which, alas, needs governing) deserves to be grounded without TV and have its Internet access screened and its allowance docked.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We Lost the Election
P.J. O'Rourke argues that the people lost the election to professional politicians. A couple of his observations: