“Rosa Brooks, meet Human Nature. Human Nature, Rosa Brooks. Take some time to get acquainted.”
Insert obligatory “As always, life imitates P.J. O’Rourke” comment here.
P J O’ROURKE: Richard Nixon was the best thing that ever happened to journalism. I mean this guy was wonderful. Just when you thought he could get no worse, he got worse. The other day I was down – I was in a store here in town and in rushed a camera crew from local television. And I said, “What’s up?” And they said, “There’s a big propane tank across the street here, just sprung a leak.” And I said, “Well, I guess this wouldn’t be the time to step outside and have a smoke, would it?” And they said, “Oh, please do. We worship different gods.”
“We worship different gods than you do.” And that of course – that’s journalism in a nutshell.
KERRY O’BRIEN: And that was Richard Nixon.
P J O’ROURKE: That was Richard Nixon, yeah.
Funny how the man and his nemisis seem to have merged in recent years.