P.J. O’Rourke is not known for holding back when he has a strong opinion. This is how he described those who made up the administration of President Bill Clinton:
“Those simps and ninnies, lava lamp liberals and condo pinks, spoiled twerps, racket-jawed purveyors of monkey doodle and baked wind.
They are piddlers upon merit, beggars at the door of accomplishment, thieves of livelihood, envy-coddling tax lice applauding themselves for giving away other people’s money.
They are the lap dogs of the poli-sci class, returning to the vomit of liberalism.
They are little pig herders, tending that sow that eats her young – the Welfare State.
They are muck dwelling bottom feeders, growing fat on the worries and disappointments of the electorate.
They are the ditch carp of democracy.
The President and his ilk surpass Kennedy in their arrogance, LBJ in their lack of scruples, and Carter in their plain stupidity.
They are dung beetles in legislation, legislators in the bedchamber, chambermaids in the battlefield and field marshals in the war against everything reasonable and decent.
Such has not been seen in the executive branch since Franklin Delano Roosevelt was wheeled up the disabled access ramp to the Gates of Hell.” — excerpt from speech to Conservative Political Action Committee, February 11, 1994.