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If Mencken were alive and glaring

By Marion Rogers

The Washington Times

Oh, how H.L. Mencken would have loved this. The renowned Baltimore journalist who said that national political conventions and politicians were for “connoisseurs of the obscene” would have never guessed how obscene it could be. Not that he would have endorsed obscenity — he was Victorian by upbringing — but the spectacle of politicians sweating and strutting their stuff offered him endless sport. Here in America, he said, you could laugh yourself to death every day.

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