Saturday, August 1, 2015

Have our pols changed? Or doe they just have fewer customers?

I keep Mencken's observation on pols on this blog to remind us of any politician's underlying nature.  Mencken said,

"A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man [or woman]. In order to get anywhere near high office he [or she] has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he [or she] becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker."

Now I have to wonder if Mencken would allow a for a bit of deviant reclassification of pols today.  All seem to have a billionaire or two buying their services.  Maybe in the 21st century, if pols service fewer paying customers, then they remain whores, but are less a streetwalker and more a call girl.

 Million-dollar donors pump huge sums into 2016 White House race

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