To: stainlessbanner; shuckmaster
Thanks for the ping.
I e-mailed this to my wife.
The only writer with the clarity and mordant wit that I have found today is Florence King, who writes "The Misanthrope's Corner" for National Review.
To: Constitution Day
King is good at times, but I think that Mark Steyn is today's answer to Mencken. Steyn has the gimlet eye for the hypocrisy in politicians and the absolute lack of respect for the profession of the poseurs who presume to rule us today, just as ol' Henry had when he was poking at them in the 20's and 30s.
To comment effectively on politicians a writer must be an absolute cynic with a finely developed sense of the ridiculous, and a strong stomach as well. He must also be absolutely unimpressed with the alleged virtues of the political class.
I think Steyn is our modern supplier of the kind of devastating commentary that Mencken once delivered.
posted on 06/21/2002 9:01:34 PM PDT
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