Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hunter S. Thompson on Richard M. Nixon

"If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin." -- from Hunter S. Thompson's 1994 obituary for Richard Nixon

In honor of what would have been Richard M. Nixon's 106th birthday, I recommend reading Hunter S. Thompson's obituary for Nixon, collected in BETTER THAN SEX:  CONFESSIONS OF A POLITICAL JUNKIE (1994).  Click HERE to read "He Was a Crook."

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