A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
No electorate likes that
‘He was a decent fellow — far too decent for politics. He wouldn’t have lasted, you know, after the war. Men like him never do; people decide they’re too clever, and besides, they feel obliged to ’em, and no electorate likes that. No, you’d have got rid of him, if Booth hadn’t.
Mr American, p.392, Pan Books, paperback edition 1982.