Who was the writer? Who was the subject?

"(He) has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I’ve regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The (man) I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn’t imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn’t quite reach the lever on the voting machine."

Please answer on only one side of the examination paper, and provide appropriate references.

No fair googling. Or is it too easy....

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Comment by koshersalaami on April 2, 2018 at 5:26pm

My guess is someone wrote it about Nixon, though I don’t know who. 

Comment by Boanerges on April 3, 2018 at 7:30am

Yes, Nixon. Came across the quote while reading "Rolling Stone: The Uncensored History", and thought it appropriate, given the current political climate. It was by Raoul Duke ... errrrr, Hunter Thompson, and wouldn't he be at his bombastic best right about now.

Comment by David McClain on April 4, 2018 at 6:59pm

The first name that came to my mind was the current office holder. Oh well, not the first test I ever failed.

Comment by Boanerges on April 6, 2018 at 7:54am

DAVID! Where the hell have you been? I was just thinking about you the other day and hoping everything was OK. Yeah, the parallels are quite stunning, aren't they? That's why I put it up here. I thought we'd seen the worst with that prick Nixon, but ... I was wrong.


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