The Daily Baller Interviews P.J. O’Rourke

In a two-part series this week that will bleed into more, our spliff-loving Daily Caller scribe Mike Riggs interviews P.J. O’Rourke for an hour. Hence the multiple installments – a lot can happen in an hour. The excuse for the interview is that O’Rourke has a new book out: Don’t Vote It Just Encourages the Bastards. It’s his 16th book and  was released in September. O’Rourke is a regular contributor to The American Spectator and The Weekly Standard.

Today’s headline: How to interview P.J. O’Rourke on drugs while getting your mind blown and not embarrass yourself. (As explained by Riggs, the interview title references an essay O’Rourke wrote years ago called, “How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink.”)

Riggs was not on drugs for the interview. “I wish I could say that I was high during the interview, but I need my wits about me during the daylight hours, ” he told me. “Ergo, no drugs until I file my business for the day.”

An excerpt from Interview #1:

P.J. O’Rourke: I find myself torn between my conservatism — I’m a father with children and I don’t want them smoking pot —
TheDC: — ever?
O’Rourke: Well, yeah!
TheDC: Are you just saying that because you’re a dad and you’re on the record?
P.J.: Well, yes, I am saying that because I’m a dad and I’m on the record, but also because I’m a father, and I know that children are plenty stupid enough. They don’t need a drug to help them be more stupid.

Read Interview #2 here.