March 22, 2010


Brother Keith admits to a fondness for Latin:

The editors of National Review sensibly counsel conservatives, in the wake of last night’s victory for Obamacare: “‘Nil desperandum’--never despair.” I agree, though I’m more inclined to the mock-Latin motto of the Harvard band: “Illegitimi non carborundum”--don't let the bastards get you down. -- Bill Kristol

Health Care Posted by John Kranz at March 22, 2010 7:11 PM

If only the Preznit's motto weren't "oderint, dum metuant."

Posted by: Keith Arnold at March 23, 2010 11:33 AM

I think that one sounds better in the original Klingon...

Posted by: jk at March 23, 2010 12:07 PM

Touche, jk. Nicely played.

I've never heard it in the original Klingon, though; if I e-mail Michelle Obama for the quote, do you suppose she'll reply?

Posted by: Keith Arnold at March 23, 2010 12:19 PM | What do you think? [3]