Doing a little research on Hunter S. Thompson in preparation for the following post.
Came across something he said when Richard M. Nixon died that is quite lovely.
Hunter despised Nixon as representing everything evil about the American political process.
When Nixon died, Hunter described Nixon in Rolling Stone magazine as: "a man who could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. His casket should have been launched into one of those open- sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. He was an evil man - evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it."
After Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon, Hunter said: "If there were any such thing as true justice in this world, his (Nixon's) rancid carcass would be somewhere down around Easter Island right now, in the belly of a hammerhead shark."