he's can also be short for he has.
Originally Posted by stevieray
thanks, aries, I stand corrected...
though 'he is surrendered to' still sounds odd, as opposed to 'he is surrendering to'
Is the relevant part of the Aries quote.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933