Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The wisdom of H. L. Mencken

Mencken didn’t mind drawing blood when he offered his thoughts in public.

I don’t know of anyone who has or had such seething, scything wit.

Here’s Mencken considering the unexceptional talents of President Calvin Coolidge (served 1923-1929):
“There were no thrills while he reigned, but neither were there any headaches. He had no ideas, and he was not a nuisance.”

A Coolidge biographer observed “…he did represent the genius of the average…”


On the other hand, a laid-back Average Joe kind of politician might be a welcome relief for a little while….

Now, if Coolidge had had more hair, who knows?….

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