P.J. O’Rourke and the Onion AV Club.

(Via AoSHQ Headlines) It’s a good interview, mostly because P.J. O’Rourke is happy to answer “Surely you agree…” questions with all the assurance of a man who will never, ever run for political office. Would that more people did that – and that’s with the understanding that doing so would keep them from running.  We need less people in politics, and more impolitic people.

However, my favorite Q&A is this one:

AVC: Do you worry that some people might dismiss your more serious points because they’ll just assume you’re joking?

PJO: No, I don’t worry about it. It’s much better to have your arguments dismissed because you might be joking than to have your arguments dismissed because you’re not telling the truth. I’ll pick “I’m kidding” anytime over “I’m lying.”

I like that.  I may steal it.

Moe Lane

PS: He’s got a new book out. Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending, Celebrating America the Way It’s Supposed To Be — With an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac … of the Federal Reserve Mowing Our Lawn.  When the title’s too long for Amazon.com…

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