The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 199
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Colonel Bill Snort 199
nation's leaders down to the common level, and gave them those
human qualities that Americans demand.
Also, like Downing and Nasby, Snort was representative of his
age. The era that added the term "mugwump" to the American
political vocabulary had for its favorite commentator the Texas
journalist who observed that "Politics is nothing but the science
of flopping at the right time."a1
alIbid., XVII (July 9, 1892), 4.
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