P. J. O'Rourke Quote
Parliament of whores: a lone humorist attempts to explain the entire U.S. government (Vintage Books, 1991), p. 128
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsP. J. O'Rourke
Born: November 14, 1947 (age 68)
Bio: Patrick Jake P. J. O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!.
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