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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 87 of the 2009 edition of the incomparable H.L. Mencken’s 1926 volume, Notes on Democracy [2]:

The bargaining [of politicians for votes] is conducted to the tune of affecting rhetoric, with music by the choir, but it is as simple and sordid at bottom as the sale of a mule. It lies quite outside the bounds of honour, and even of common decency. It is a combat between jackals and jackasses.