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Roger & Me. (2 of 2)

In Politics on May 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Amid the relaxed post-work clientele at the Empire Room, Roger Stone and I kept on trucking. Well, I mostly just chilled out in the passenger seat while he took us down a runaway truck ramp.

In the second half of our discussion, I one-up his tattoo of Nixon with some requisite tomfoolery (that’s where the “Antics” part of “Insight. Antics.” comes in handy) and we delve through his uncommon political pedigree, not to mention a slew of observations and predictions. (Check out Part 1 if you missed it.)

His love of Richard Nixon is offputting, but understandable in context. As is his out-of-character casting of the ballot for Jimmy Carter. Some of these things just don’t happen today, like being 15 and writing a former Vice President only to have him reply personally and then find you again two years later.

There’s nothing more apolitical than his mourning the height of sophisticated men’s fashion. There’s nothing more political than regrets of his role in the 2000 Recount. There’s nothing more awesome than someone calling George H. W. Bush “everybody’s first husband.”

Alright, game on…

Brief Wit: When you were very young you supported Kennedy?

 

Roger Stone: My parents were Catholics. By the time I was 18, I was a Nixon Republican already.

BW: What brought you there?

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