I Beg Your Pardon...
Whatever you think of Harper's Lewis H. Lapham, you've got to admit that the man is funny. (I generally heap more superlatives on that adjective pile, since I envy his pen-wielding and agree with almost everything he writes.)
Witness this excerpt from August's kick in the posthumous ass of Ronald Reagan, titled (how could it be otherwise), "Bedtime for Bonzo":
"...and it wasn't as if he promised a rose garden to anybody who couldn't afford the price of a Mexican gardener."
Another recommended read.