PRESIDENT, N. The Leading Figure In A Small Group Of Men Of Whom -- And Of Whom Only -- It Is Positively Known That Immense Numbers Of Their Countrymen Did Not Want Any Of Them For President.

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PRESIDENT, n. The leading figure in a small group of men of whom --
and of whom only -- it is positively known that immense numbers of
their countrymen did not want any of them for President.

If that's an honor surely 'tis a greater
To have been a simple and undamned spectator.
Behold in me a man of mark and note
Whom no elector e'er denied a vote! --
An undiscredited, unhooted gent
Who might, for all we know, be President
By acclimation. Cheer, ye varlets, cheer --
I'm passing with a wide and open ear!
Jonathan Fomry
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"