Gore Vidal, the flamboyant, pretentious douche, said the following in a recent interview with New York Times magazine:
Q: And what about Mr. McCain?
Vidal: Disaster. Who started this rumor that he was a war hero? Where does that come from, aside from himself? About his suffering in the prison war camp?
Everyone knows he was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. That’s what he tells us.
Q: Why would you doubt him? He’s a graduate of Annapolis. I know a lot of the Annapolis breed.
Vidal: Remember, I’m West Point, where I was born. My father went there.
Q: So what does that have to do with the U.S. Naval Academy down in Annapolis?
Vidal: The service universities keep track of each other, that’s all. They have views about each other. And they are very aware of social class and eventually money, since they usually marry it.
According to this flake, John McCain made up the entire 5 1/2 years of captivity which was methodically documented by the VC and the media. And the broken bones, beatings, and other torture they inflicted was just a little ‘roughhousing’.
This is coming from someone who was also born into wealth and privilege.
The difference is, John McCain didn’t use his socio-economic status to stay out of Vietnam.
A fruitcake like Gore Vidal wouldn’t have the guts to endure the hell like that of POWs, let alone have what it takes to serve as a member of the armed forces.
He still hates his incomparable nemesis, William F. Buckley:
Q: How did you feel when you heard that Buckley died this year?
Vidal: I thought hell is bound to be a livelier place, as he joins forever those whom he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred.
As Mr. Buckley once told him:
Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I will sock you in your goddamn face, and you will stay plastered.
And finally, the only correct thing Vidal uttered:
Q: Well, it was a great pleasure talking to you.
Vidal: I doubt that.