The Editor of the Fort Mill Times recently wrote this: "It seems that life in the world today is made up of one long string of inconsistencies. The day following President Kennedy's television tirade against U.S. Steel for the small price increase they sought, there was a substantial rent increase in all the property in the Chicago Mart. A bit of investigation revealed that this property belonged to the Kennedy family, headed by the president's father. To date we have heard of no political pressure to force the owners to rescind the increase, nor grand jury investigations."
We thought The Columbia State had a one-paragraph gem last week when it said editorially that that newspaper would like just once to see President Kennedy get as mad at Castro or some other international communist leader as he did with the American steel companies over the small increase they wanted and needed.
That makes us think of what William Channing Gannett wrote in "The Hand of Ethelberta": "Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistency in principle."
And of what Daniel Webster said: "Inconsistencies of opinion, arising from change of circumstances, are often justifiable."
And of what Edward Young wrote: "Ah, how unjust to Nature and himself, is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man."
And Benjamin Disraeli accused Gladstone of being "gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself."