New P. J. O'Rourke Excerpts for You

“I believe in original sin, and politics may be it’s name.” —P. J. O’Rourke
P. J. O'Rourke's newest book,
DON'T VOTE—It Just Encourages the Bastards
(Atlantic Monthly Press, September 21, 2010, $25.00),
is a brilliant, disturbing, hilarious, and ultimately sobering look at why politics and politicians are a necessary evil—but
only just barely necessary.

"We should remind ourselves of the purpose of voting. We don't vote to elect great persons to office.
They're not that great.
We vote to throw the bastards out."
"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."

Please visit the following links for more of P.J.'s riffs from Don't Vote, and feel free to share them with your readers on your Web site or blog!

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"Excerpts from DON'T VOTE" for more

Click here for video of P.J. reading from the book
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Don't Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards by P.  J. O'Rourke
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