Taking Refuge – Again

Not to belabor the obvious, but with the Iowa caucuses just days away, this seems a timely reminder: “Public office is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Boies Penrose, Republican politician and United States Senator from Pennsylvania, who died on 31 December 1921.
We can smile at this statement, but the joke is on us, because only a nation that is intellectually incompetent, ethically benighted, and politically corrupt would continue to elect so many scoundrels to public office.

Boies Penrose

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