Sarah Vowell: Pessimistic imagination 

​”I talk about going to his [George W. Bush’s] Inauguration and crying when he took the oath, ’cause I was so afraid he was going to “wreck the economy and muck up the drinking water” … the failure of my pessimistic imagination at that moment boggles my mind now.”

—Sarah Vowell, author and journalist (b. 27 Dec 1969).