Long Ago I Proposed That Unsuccessful Candidates For The Presidency Be Quietly Hanged, As A Matter Of Public Sanitation And Decorum.

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Long ago I proposed that unsuccessful candidates for the Presidency
be quietly hanged, as a matter of public sanitation and decorum.
The sight of their grief must have a very evil effect upon the young.
-- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956), "A Carnival of Buncombe"