Friday, October 22, 2004

At last! A voice from the wilderness of Colorado sounds out like a foghorn; Hunter Thompson, notorious gonzo journalist and author of one of the best insider guides to late twentieth century American politics speaks out about the upcoming election.

Unsurprisingly, he's not pleased. Most surprisingly he seems to have revised his thinking on his old nemesis:

"If Nixon were running for president today, he would be seen as a "liberal" candidate, and he would probably win. He was a crook and a bungler, but what the hell? Nixon was a barrel of laughs compared to this gang of thugs from the Halliburton petroleum organization who are running the White House today -- and who will be running it this time next year, if we (the once-proud, once-loved and widely respected "American people") don't rise up like wounded warriors and whack those lying petroleum pimps out of the White House on November 2nd.

Nixon hated running for president during football season, but he did it anyway. Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."

Well, maybe so.

1 Comments:

Blogger Nosemonkey said...

It's also worth noting that former members of the Nixon administration have been coming out against Bush.

First we have Russell Train, head of the Environmental Protection Agency under Richard Nixon, saying that "We’re at war in Iraq. They tell us we’re at war against terrorism. I’d say that George W. Bush has declared war on the environment... There has been a tendency on the part of this administration, this White House, to – some call it – distort science. And if they don’t like the science, they take out that particular finding."

Then, perhaps more significantly as the environment remains a fringe issue, there's former white House counsel John Dean, one of the people who helped bring Nixon down, stating that "I wouldn't use... 'Worse than Watergate,' if I didn't truly believe that what's happening in this presidency is far worse than anything that did happen during the Nixon presidency."

10/22/2004 10:23:00 am  

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