Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fools and Liars

“As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.”

If modesty makes a fool seem like a man of sense, does immodesty make a fool seem even more foolish? Or does he merely remain a shameless whore who also seems a fool?

I'lll take a lot of credit for giving Swift the inspiration for the above quote. I spun him over in his grave a few times by playing Mitt Romney’s recent radio interview taking credit for the bailout that insured General Motors’ survival.

1 comment:

Martha in Michigan said...

Oh, I'm so glad to see someone outside of the Detroit area noted this outrageous New Speak. Loved your tags for the entry, too. They do say that The Big Lie is more effective than a little one....