An obituary of Richard Nixon

Happy monday to everyone.

Last night Hunter S. Thompson came to my room. He was asked to read his writing, a scathing obituary of Richard Nixon, “Richard Nixon is a Crook”, which originally published in Rolling Stone, June 16, 1994. I supposed to choose Thompson rather than Lester Bangs.

Read the first paragraph then read the rest here.

Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it. He was the real thing — a political monster straight out of Grendel and a very dangerous enemy. He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. He lied to his friends and betrayed the trust of his family. Not even Gerald Ford, the unhappy ex-president who pardoned Nixon and kept him out of prison, was immune to the evil fallout. Ford, who believes strongly in Heaven and Hell, has told more than one of his celebrity golf partners that “I know I will go to hell, because I pardoned Richard Nixon.”

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