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Everybody Wants to Rule the World

by James Lileks

Tell Vlad that after my election, I have more flexibility. Even at the time, it sounded like your daughter’s sleazy boyfriend saying, “You know, dude, after her 16th birthday, it’ll be legal” — and expecting you to nod and respect him for his forthrightness. Speaking of lines that come back to haunt you, here’s John Kerry at the 2012 Democratic Convention:

“Folks: Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska; Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.”