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P J O’Rourke

30th November 2010

The Telegraph reviews his latest book.

Never one to keep his mouth shut, PJ O’Rourke’s knack for seeing the funny side of things has made him one of the world’s most controversial and celebrated humorists. His latest book is an attack on big government – but no subject is really safe from his wit.

Wow, there’s a shocker. By my count he’s written ‘an attack on big government’ at least six times now.

But, it wasn’t the taxes that turned him back into a true Republican. It was seeing his reflection in a shop window: “dirty jeans and a work shirt with mystic chick embroidery on it”. He dumped the Left because he didn’t like the threads. As a man suspicious of new ideas, it didn’t occur to him to separate the ideology from the outfits.

Hey, a man’s gotta have priorities.

2 Responses to “P J O’Rourke”

  1. Jay Says:

    Of course, being “a man suspicious of new ideas” alone should be enough reason to dump the Left.

  2. RealRick Says:

    Reaching the maturity of the average 7th grader should enable one to reject the ideas of the left.