Reaganism—the utter devotion to deregulation and hypercapitalism, the unbending antipathy to the federal government, American power as nothing but cheerful bullying—is over. We all enjoyed playing cowboy until too many of us fell off our horses or got shot.Christopher Buckley, to John Heilemann in New York magazine, on McCain's VP selection:
I will readily confess that I was one of many who swooned the day after the announcement. But it’s kind of like dating a supermodel. There comes a moment, unfortunately, where they start talking.
And my personal favorite, Betty White to Craig Ferguson on Sarah Palin:
That is one crazy bitch!
There's nothing like a foul-mouthed old lady to make me forget my troubles. If McCain wins, I'm going to ask her to move in with me!