Saturday, November 19, 2016

The soul of the American people

From H.L. Mencken:

“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

Thanks to Roger Cohen

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At 7:29 PM, Anonymous sfthen said...

That's just a restatement of the 'Peter Principle' which San Francisco politics epitomized long before this current election.


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