Friday, January 05, 2007

Thoughts on Hunter Thompson's Death

"For every Democrat there are two closet Republicans complaining about what they are about to vote for again. I'm not an expert on American politics or, for that matter, English politics, but I have a sixth sense about people and their 'terminal anxiety'--that last-minute decision in the privacy of a polling booth. Why change in mid-stream? Better to see this one out in case they have a master plan. Sure, I can scream for one leader, support him/her, but not now, not yet. Which is exactly what happened when George W. Bush, a certified halfwit, got re-elected in 2004. That was the thinking process that really killedHunter S. Thompson. That broke his spirit. That was it. Not even Gonzo could cut through that Gordian knot."


-- Ralph Steadman, The Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson and Me 2006





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