Simon Cameron on Paid Honesty

Posted by admin on Monday, September 23, 2013

19th Century politician Simon Cameron in a Money Quote saying he is more honest with those who’ve bribed him than to constituents who haven’t paid for his loyalty – forgetting the salary as a source of honesty. Cameron was Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of War. Simon Cameron said:

An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought

— Simon Cameron

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