The people have spoken. . . .

Dick Tuck
This is being written on election eve.
The words are for whoever among us ends up unhappy with whatever happens on election day.
So your side lost.
And you are at a loss for words.
Adlai Stevenson II had a few words for the voting public on how the process works:
“Your public servants serve you right.”
Or there is H.L. Mencken:
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
Or keep in mind the words of Dick Tuck.
Tuck made his fame as a political prankster who liked to go after Richard Nixon.
There was the time Nixon was just starting a whistle-stop speech from the back of a train.
Tuck put on a railroad cap, grabbed a railroad lantern and waved the train out of the station.
Tuck ran for the California State Senate in 1966.
He lost.
He stepped before the public and delivered a concession speech that has not been surpassed:
“The people have spoken. . . the bastards.”
OK. Time to move on now.

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