Thursday, February 19, 2009

H. L. Mencken was never so relevant..

... as when he said,

In a democracy, the two major parties spend the majority of their time and energy trying to inform an ignorant electorate that the other party is unfit to rule. And both do that admirably. And both are right.

[h/t Kids Prefer Cheese]

1 comment:

Miko said...

Actually, it's:

"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right."