Sunday, December 30, 2012
H.L. Mencken Liked Grover Cleveland
Ever get one of these in change? Me, neither. Too bad our 22nd and 24th president couldn't have his face engraved on a more common bill, like the ten, instead of that sleazy little sycophant Alexander Hamilton. Even the acerbic Henry L. Mencken, a man not noted for a favorable opinion of the nation's political leaders, didn't have many negative things to say about President Cleveland. This book review in the January, 1933 issue of The American Mercury doesn't have much to say about the book itself, Grover Cleveland-A Study in Courage, by Allan Nevins, but it does shed some light on Mencken's opinion of the man himself.