From America's favorite television reporter--wise and hilarious commentaries on the always fragile human condition. In this one-of-a-kind book, we get the undiluted David Brinkley. He marvels at government regulations that require paint cans to bear a label reading 'Do not drink paint.' He reminisces about a White House that once welcomed casual picnickers on its lawn. He observes that 'if we can put a man on the moon, we could put Congress in orbit.' He skewers lawyers, bureaucrats, Washington insiders, hypocrites of all stripes. He commemorates absurdity--and hence suffers fools gladly. This collection is Brinkley at his unbeatable best.