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I’m not a big fan of custom license plates–you know, the one on the minivan reading “4 R BOYZ” or the one on the sports car saying “MY TOY.” We may just be in my pet peeve territory here, but most of these plates aren’t as clever as your run-of-the-mill bumper sticker. Over the weekend, hoewver, I did see one that made me laugh, on Virginia tags: “HATE DMV.”

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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