Well the elections are over and I went hunting unsuccessfully for a quote from H.L. Mencken. I recall that he always voted for the party out of power to give new crooks a chance. I couldn’t find the quote but here are some beauties from the Sage of Baltimore. For those of my readers who have never heard of Mencken, he wrote for the Baltimore Sun and was a satirist who had plenty to say about politics, religion, farmers and foreign policy, all generally negative.

Mencken was a crotchety old batchelor who said “Marriage is a great institution, but who wants to live in an Institution.” He finally married a student 18 years younger than he and when she died of TB he was grief stricken.

If you ever need a good quote to use, all you have to do is check out Oscar Wilde or H.L. Mencken

Four of Mencken quotes about politics:

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.