Friday, April 01, 2005


Hail to the Chief

Gore Vidal, Matters of Fact and Fiction: Essays 1973-1976 (New York: Random House, 1977), p. 176:
It is curious that a Johnny-come-fairly-lately republic like the United States should so much want to envelop in majesty those for the most part seedy political hacks quadrennially "chosen" by the people to rule over them.

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