Gonzo on the Campaign Trail


A strange-but-true campaign story about Hunter S. Thompson and his nemesis, Richard M. Nixon:

"[Pat] Buchanan offered him a ride in the back of the limo at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, on the single condition that Hunter talk to him only about football, because Nixon wanted to relax. And they did so, and whatever Hunter's problems with Nixon, the one thing he had to admit was that the Old Man knew his football."

That's from a Wash Times story by Robert Stacy McCain.