"Yeah, and what about when patriots and tyrants turn out to be the same people," said Doc, "like we got this president now . . . "
"As long as they bleed," explained Jefferson, "is the thing."
page 294 of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. No sooner does Pynchon set it in type than the actual madness appears screaming and armed at our town halls . . . Though the president Doc is speaking of is Nixon . . . .