Twelve Questions

Lisa De Pasquale’s latest “De Pasquale’s Dozen” is up at Townhall featuring yours truly. It was refreshing to get questions uniquely unrelated to politics. Reminds me: I need to dig out those Elvis trading cards.

6. What important advice do you remember your mother or father giving you? Did you take it?

After hearing that I got bullied at school one day my mom, the female Clint Eastwood who used to perch a cigarette on her lower lip before she stopped smoking, squinted her eyes at me and said “Don’t you ever get your ass beat. I forbid it. You have a God-given ability to fight back so do it.” I was astounded that I both had permission and that she said “ass” right before “God.” I took it.