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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Fear the power of the USA!
The Bush Center for Intelligence!
I do believe God has a sense of humor. :)

3 Comments:

Blogger A. said...

"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."
-H. L. Mencken 1920 (from the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920, "Bayard vs. Lionheart" also reprinted in the book "On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe")

10:54 AM  
Blogger Erik said...

I don't get it. This isn't moveon.org, you can't just throw out 'Bush' and 'intelligence' and go "get it? get it?" and have us howling with laughter. You gotta try a little harder, like AD did with that great Mencken quote.

9:40 AM  
Blogger A. said...

in case you are too lazy to click through the larger quoter is:

The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. 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.

5:27 PM  

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