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H.L. Mencken

In regard to fundamental Christians, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Read what Mencken says about Christians.
"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

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
-0-0- 12.Nov.2004 20:00


Reagan seemed to be the first genuinely idiotic president -- not just corrupt, but too damn dumb to tie his own shoes or speak without a script. Dubya is the second so far ...

dumb presidents 12.Nov.2004 22:23

down south

I heard that reagan never wrote a single word while he was in office. He had his secretary and aides write all memos and letters for him. I guess he didn't do much when he was president of the Screenwriter's Guild.

Attribution 14.Nov.2004 17:04


Thanks for finding the attribution. I looked but couldn't find it.

1920 makes sense. Warren G. Harding was running for President then. He was known to be a "pretty face" candidate, but not very smart. He was cynically nominated by the Republicans to "attract the new women's vote" who were voting in the presidential race for the first time.

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> > This is a splendid quote - if Menken did say it. Can you include the
> > publication information where it might be verified?
> According to
>  http://www.artima.com/forums/flat.jsp?forum=124&thread=79587
> it appeared in The Baltimore Evening Sun on July 26, 1920.