HL Menken Predicted the Bush Presidency

From an article in the July 26, 1920 edition of the Baltimore Evening Sun:

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. 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 moron.

(Thanks PVC Again)

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