Ambrose Bierce nails it.

Politician: An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared.  When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice.  As compared with the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive.

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

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2 Responses to “Ambrose Bierce nails it.”

  1. Trevor Hilton Says:

    “Poli” means “many”.
    “Tics” are “blood-sucking parasites”.

    Some politicians think they are leading a charge when, in fact, they are being chased by a mob.

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