2/21/2005

RIP Hunter S. Thompson

Thompson shot himself last night at his home in Aspen. He was 67.
A great tribute to him from Will Pitt of Truthout:
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/022105Z.shtml

And I offer this quotation from the man himself:
"The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage and whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy - then go back to the office and sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece. Probably the rarest form of life in American politics is the man who can turn on a crowd and still keep his head straight - assuming it was straight in the first place."

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