Gore Vidal Dies Alone, Still Clutching the Phone After Spending 14 Months on Hold Waiting to Reserve a Table at Elaine’s

Gore Vidal

gore vidalLOS ANGELES — In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat’s bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier. But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a “traitor to his class.” The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class. (Read more at LewistonSunJournal. The Meteor regrets it cannot send a correspondent to Mr. Vidal’s funeral, but we did send a telegram saying we approved of it)

4 Comments on "Gore Vidal Dies Alone, Still Clutching the Phone After Spending 14 Months on Hold Waiting to Reserve a Table at Elaine’s"

  1. Now that’s just mean. Fair… but mean. You are some bad mens.

  2. Bill Jones | August 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM |

    Well, I’m going to miss the old bugger.
    I’ve long been fond of his line:
    “The most beautiful four words in our shared language are : I told you so”

    We need more people attacking the status quo. From the left, the right, libertarians and totalitarians.

    The track we’re on will/has destroy(ed) the country.

  3. Marxist Hypocrisy 101 | August 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM |

    What a load of crap. Vidal WAS “the status quo”. He espoused statism, communist totalitarianism and government “Top Men” elitism with every breath.

  4. Harold Stassen | August 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM |

    Gore Vidal is now, like Ronald Reagan, a triumph of the embalmer’s art.

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