Soon to be a MoveOn.org Ad: Thompson on Bush
Hunter Thompson's death has created a small cottage industry for men of a certain age to tell their pilgrimage fable. The "My Visit to the Woody Creek Tavern" story is this year's "I Dated Monica," though probably not as lucrative. But something tells us that at least one of Hunter's erstwhile drinking buddies is not as eager to ride The Great One's post-mortem coattails:
[George W. Bush] knew who I was, at that time, because I had a reputation as a writer. I knew he was part of the Bush dynasty. But he was nothing, he offered nothing, and he promised nothing.Ah, if only it were that easy these days...
He had no humor. He was insignificant in every way and consequently I didn't pay much attention to him.
But when he passed out in my bathtub, then I noticed him. I'd been in another room, talking to the bright people. I had to have him taken away.
Hunter S. Thompson on George W. Bush [Washington DC Socialites]