free thinkers are dangerous
there is no need for the president of the united states to be smart. he can be hovering on the grim cusp of brain death and still be the most powerful man in the world. he can arrest the chief of the mafia and sell the washington monument to arabs and nobody will question his judgement.
these things happen... and he is, after all, our leader, a man widely admired by the public. year-end polls show him always to be the "best-dressed," the most popular, and the most-desired donor to all sperm banks. they laughed at thomas edison, but they whimper like dogs when they come to the gates of the white house.
-hunter s. thompson
"generation of swine"