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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