02/21/2005:"Jumping the (Great White) Shark (Hunt)"
No one could write a eulogy like Hunter Thompson, so I won't try. Read his obit of Richard Nixon to cheer yourself up. A tasty excerpt:
"...He had the fighting instincts of a badger trapped by hounds. The badger will roll over on its back and emit a smell of death, which confuses the dogs and lures them in for the traditional ripping and tearing action. But it is usually the badger who does the ripping and tearing. It is a beast that fights best on its back: rolling under the throat of the enemy and seizing it by thehead with all four claws.
That was Nixon's style--and if you forgot, he would kill you as a lesson to the others. Badgers don't fight fair, bubba. That's why God made dachshunds..."
And his thoughts on Bush:
"Four more years of George Bush will be like four more years of syphilis"
"To say that this goofy child president is looking more and more like Richard Nixon in the summer of 1974 would be a flagrant insult to Nixon. Whoops! Did I say that? Is it even vaguely possible that some New Age Republican whore-beast of a false president could actually make Richard Nixon look like a liberal?"
Who's going to scream maniacally with the voice of reason now?