[Pointing Finger] As usual, when its party has provoked a storm
of public indignation by some action particularly scandalous
the Post is busy saving the Union, in long
columns of balderdash and syllabub patriotism. It
tells of the "madness of the hour," but says nothing
of the madman of the hour, Preston Brooks, who
is the trusty friend of Gen. Pierce, and the accepted
guest of Massachusetts office holders. According to
the Post, the Union is in great danger, because the
Connecticut Legislature doesn't want to hear Mr.
Everett's oration, because Gov. Washburn was hissed
at Worcester, because an "an Ohio paper" (name not
given) says "Men of Ohio, rush to the rescue!"
and because Dr. Adams was not re-elected on a
committee of the American Tract Society. The Post prints
CIVIL WAR in large capitals, and thinks by windy
wordy "expectorations of speech," to make the people
forget that if this Union be in danger, the Democratic
party found it, on coming into power, safe;
that if civil war be imminent,
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