Friday, June 13, 2008
Crazy Old Coot of the Day: Gore Vidal
God bless Gore Vidal; he hates everyone. And he's got the most incredible stockpile of personal and political insults of any 82-year-old I know. Certainly if you've been as nauseous as I have over the past 8 years, you've no doubt found solace in Vidal's recent diatribes against the "Bush-Cheney junta," Dreaming War and Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace in which he laments the state of the "United States of Amnesia." So bitter!
Well, there's very exciting news for us who can't get enough of the man who once described Reagan as "a triumph of the embalmer's art" and who dismissed Truman Capote as "a full-fledged housewife from Kansas with all the prejudices": this Sunday the New York Times Magazine will have an interview with the pissed off old codger in which he'll not only reiterate how dumb the President is but will also drop the bomb that his father was even dumberer. And he'll question McCain's status as a war hero and make a snarky aside about Obama. No one is safe!
Editor and Publisher has a preview.