March 16, 2005

Thompson on our Fearless Leader

"He 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. 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."

--on meeting George W Bush at Thompson's Super Bowl party in Houston in 1974

"Richard Nixon looks like a flaming liberal today, compared to a golem like George Bush. Indeed. Where is Richard Nixon now that we finally need him?"

"Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."



At 3/16/2005 4:10 PM, Anonymous Blue State said...

Dope, are you talking about former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson? I thought he was a big Bush backer, but you have set me straight on this issue. Thanks.

At 3/16/2005 7:00 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Errrr, Blue? It's not "Big Jim".
That's "HUNTER" Thompson's quotes.



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