Bette Midler tweets 50-year-old quote by Joseph Heller that sums up GOP candidate
By Leslie Salzillo
Monday Feb 08, 2016 Â· 1:30 PM CST
Bette MidlerÂ recently tweeted about a quote she foundÂ whichÂ compared GOP presidential candidateÂ Donald Trump to a characterizationÂ out of theÂ American classic novelÂ Catch 22. The book was written by Joseph Heller over fifty years ago.
Some folksÂ can see RepublicanÂ lawmakerÂ Ted Cruz and other GOP extremists in Hellerâ€™sÂ words below. In anyÂ case, the critically acclaimedÂ authorÂ who passed away in 1999Â seemed to describe the worst of some in the Republican Partyâ€”onÂ their best days. See what you think.Â Spot on,Â nâ€™est pas?
Here is Midlerâ€™s tweet followed by the quote.
â€œIt was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.â€ â€”Â Joseph Heller, Catch 22
Midler found the quote via Slaughterhouse 90210 Maris Kreitman,Â who was quite happy with the mention.