June 5th, 2007


Politics in the background

I am waiting for mia_mcdavid. Her mother is watching political commentary on TV--just after the Republican debate. All I can think of are H.L. Mencken quotations:
  • A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.

  • A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker.

  • In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.