Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hunter S. on Election 2004

Hunter S. Thompson is, beyond a reasonable doubt, one of the most consistently entertaining authors I've ever followed. Whether the topic is sports/gambling, politics, or just plain wackiness, Hunter S. always comes through with a good dose of...well, we all know what doses he's famous for. He's written a great, lengthy piece for Rolling Stone that you have to read. A couple excerpts:
The question this year is not whether President Bush is acting more and more like the head of a fascist government but if the American people want it that way. That is what this election is all about. We are down to nut-cutting time, and millions of people are angry. They want a Regime Change.
We were angry and righteous in those days, and there were millions of us. We kicked two chief executives out of the White House because they were stupid warmongers. We conquered Lyndon Johnson and we stomped on Richard Nixon -- which wise people said was impossible, but so what? It was fun. We were warriors then, and our tribe was strong like a river.

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