I have been listening to more music than usual in an effort to drown out the vitriol of this late stage campaign season. In one week the campaigns stop. Thank goodness.
Each generation has felt a bit hammered on by its politicians. This was eloquently expressed in 1924 by the writer H.L. Mencken, "The danger is that the hopeless voter, forever victimized by his false assumption about politicians, may in the end gather such ferocious indignation that he will abolish them teetotally and at one insane swoop, and so cause government by the people, for the people and with the people to perish from this earth."
Filled with prohibition era analogies that still hold true, Mencken's wry essay "The Politician" is the subject of yesterday's post by Richard Nordquist at his grammar and writing blog: Buncombe Adjourned: H.L. Mencken
It's a good read, you'll enjoy hearing politicians compared to bootleg whiskey!
Please, temper what you hear on either side with your own good sense, make your best judgment then get out there to vote next Tuesday.
Thank you ~ Lynn