DATE: 2/22/2005 12:05:00 AM
A Trip Through the Fever Swamps - Found on Daily Kos:
"The best political journalist ever is dead.It scares me. Speculation isn't appropriate, but what did he know that we don't? I mean, this guy was one crazy [expletive]."
"His blood is also on Bush's hands Probably just couldn't accept life with four more years of Bush. Guess he chose to take the easy way out. May he rest in peace."Yup. These are representative of the two reactions to the death of Hunter S. Thompson. Some say he was killed by mysterious forces (the posters on DU are more forthright in their statements - some of them simply state that Thompson was "suicided" by the Bushes). The second reaction is to assume that Thompson was despondent over the election.
I look forward to the inevitable story by Dana Milbank, ominously asking these questions...