Thursday, November 01, 2007

Just Sayin

Old anecdote as told by Hunter S. Thompson:
Back in 1948, during his first race for the US Senate, Lyndon Johnson was running about 10 points behind, with only nine days to go. He was desperate. And it was just before noon on a Monday, they say, when he called his equally depressed campaign manager and told him to call a press conference for just before lunch on a slow news day and accuse his high-riding opponent, a pig farmer, of having routine carnal knowledge of his sows, despite the pleas of his wife and children.

His campaign manager was shocked. "We can't say that, Lyndon," he supposedly said. "You know that it isn't true."

"Of course it's not!" Johnson barked. "But let's make the bastard deny it!"

Graphics and quote stolen from here.


Mithras said...

I like the bucktoothed-Jap caricature.

The Kenosha Kid said...

I imagine it is a "re-mixed" WWII era propaganda poster. Or some kind of weird commentary on our Japanese-controlled media.

Mad Man Mikey said...

Caught this and thought you might be interested. Knowing you, though, you likely saw it three days ago.