by Addison Wiggin
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 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, the “Sage of Baltimore”
Some claim that great and glorious day has already come and gone. “Reagan is all the evidence we need,” they say. Others see the smoking gun in Bush 43. Still others say the plain folk reached their heart’s desire when Obama adorned the White House.
We’re not sure. We don’t pay much attention to politics… or presidents. In fact, this is the time of year we urge readers not to vote at all. “Why encourage the bastards?” the saying goes.