The Conqueror by Steve Payne
says: what if John Wayne had listened to the wealthy Texas Republican
Party backers who asked him to run for national office in 1968. Please note
that the opinions expressed in this satirical post do not necessarily
reflect the views of the author(s).
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with their anti-communist crusade in headlong
retreat around the world, the 37th President of the United States, Marion
M. Morrison received his fellow ultraconservative politician, Senator
Richard M. Nixon for talks at the White House on this day.
Just twenty years before, "the Duke" would have been incapable of holding
such a meeting. A six-packet a day smoker and heavy drinker, film
directors had to shoot his movie scenes before noon because he was such a
mean drunk by the afternoon. In fact the cause of his
self-destructiveness, and also his
conversion to super-patriotism
, was a deep-seated frustration that his
employers had prevented him from participating in World War Two.
Ironically, all that changed in 1951 when two Russian hitmen posing as FBI
Agents attempted to
kill him in his
at Warner Brother Studios. Enraged by his anti-communist
activities in the late 1940s (when Hollywood blacklisted those perceived
as Soviet sympathisers), Joseph Stalin had ordered this hit during one of
the many late night movie watching evenings that marked the final crazy
years of his rule.
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