Notable Quotable

April 13, 2007

What are the conservatives doing with all the money and power that used to belong to all of us? They are telling us to be absolutely terrified, and to run around in circles like chickens with their heads cut off. But they will save us. They are making us take off our shoes at airports. Can anybody here think of a more hilarious practical joke than that one? Smile, America. You're on Candid Camera.

- KURT VONNEGUT, from a speech he delivered in 2003; the author died Wednesday at age 84

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