Excerpt:Â I am politically incorrect. I rue the day when the notion of political correctness first appeared on the political radar. Actually, now that I think of it, I may actually have been there that day. It was one of the highlights of my youth. It came on a day when a teacher of mine, in the most patient way possible, explained to a classmate of mine - we'll call her "Little Miss Manners" - that "tattling is something weak people do to get attention."