Friday, November 05, 2004

At least some of the wingnuts are humorous!

Hunter S. Thompson, Nov. 2, 2004 - Kerry will come through:
Kerry will win big today. I guarantee it. The evil Bush family of central Texas is about to suffer another humiliating failure on another disastrous election day.
The sun has come up over the Rockies and the time has come to drive into town and vote aggressively for my man, who will win this election handily. And the Democrats will regain control of both houses of Congress. That is all I know right now, and all I need to know.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. We will march on a road of bones.
Hunter S. Thompson, Nov. 2, 2004 in Election with Hunter by Troy Hooper:
It was Bailey's Irish Cream and Royal Salute Scotch Whiskey at the Thompson household on Election Night.
Actor Sean Penn, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, Kerry press secretary David Wade and others checked in with Thompson who sat on a chair inhaling cigarettes and stiff drinks in between bites of breakfast, which wasn't served to the late-awakening writer until after the sun went down.
Hey, I thought he was up at dawn to drive into town? I guess they must have tucked him in later if the old souse didn't vote absentee in the first place.
Asked for a candid assessment of the election, Thompson put it plainly to Penn.

"I've got the worst possible news. Colorado has gone to hell like all the other states," Thompson said into the speakerphone. "They must have all voted the same way they prayed."
"The news is getting logarithmically more horrible," Thompson told another caller as the night wore on. "They're all committing suicide up in Boston."
He means exponentially, but he's a lot less foolish than Dan Rather or Judy Woodruff.
He deemed the election "another failure of the youth vote."

"Yeah, we rocked the vote all right. Those little bastards betrayed us again."
Bwahaha! At least he's devoted to his delusion.

The latter article relates Kerry's visit to the inebriated guru but there's no mention of Teresa. Teresa Heinz Kerry meets Hunter S. Thompson - that I'd pay to see.