Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thank you, can I have another?

The political debacle regarding the bailout and the financial crisis bring to mind that clever sage, Mencken.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)


djinn said...

Here's another!

The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake. Mencken, of course.

Steve said...

I always liked Churchhill's quote:

"Democracy isn't the best style of government, but it's the best we've come up with."

kerfuffler said...

And I thought it was the worst except for all the others!