"It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
Matthew d'Ancona's op-ed piece in todays Sunday Telegraph (print edition) is headlined as "The hacking scandal exposes Cmeron's essential decency".
Having met David Cameron on a number of occasions, one cannot but like the man; he is indeed the most pleasant company for which one could wish.
It is, in common with most politicians, within the political arena that he unfortunately fails the first two of Mencken's 'tests'.