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August 21, 2002
Let's Get Peevish

Let's all get together and hate the politicians for a second.

"A tin horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a ham actor"
(Henry Mencken on William G Harding, but I think it's suitable for today as well)

Mencken also said, "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamourous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary" and I think that's frighteningly true.

"We need no grave to bury honesty, there's not a grain of it the face to sweeten of the whole dungy earth."
--Shakespeare (The Winter's Tale)

Posted by AnneZook at 12:16 PM