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MUNDANE DISTRACTIONS
Reality Check 
21st-Jan-2006 12:55 am
Earlier today I'm watching the third and fourth episodes of the new season of 24 with my roommate. Here is the conversation:

*Me getting frustrated with what the President is doing.*

Me: "How in the world did this idiot become president?"

*Roommate glances over at me*

Roommate: "You are aware of what our real President is like, right?"

*I sit silently for a second*

Me: "Point taken."

I am now reminded of the following quote from H.L. Mencken:

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. 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."
Emmitt
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