Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Miscellaneous: Plus Ça Change ...

I happened to read this passage in reference to Jimmy Carter last night.

“... What the hell is he doing? You got any ideas?”

“No,” Malatesta said.

“Neither’ve I,” Proctor said. “I have no idea in the world what he is doing. I wished I could convince myself that he does. It’s bad enough, I got to be an asshole, but if the goddamned President’s an asshole we are all in trouble, including poor assholes like me that can’t stay out of trouble anyway, and then what the fuck we do, huh?”

From The Rat on Fire by George V. Higgins, 1981