January 21, 2005

Dan Rather's Bizarre World

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Dan Rather has had a bizarre life. Take a look at some of the highlights of his career, including some amazing quotes like...

"They say California's the big burrito; Texas is a big taco right now. We want to follow that through. Florida is a big tamale." --Election Night 1996
"...but that's not going to happen. You can sooner expect a tall talking broccoli stick to offer to mow your lawn for free." --Dan Rather, quoted in the Los Angeles Times, March 28, 1996.

and one of the most bizarre, his drug experiences....

"I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly."

"I've tried everything. I can say to you with confidence, I know a fair amount about LSD. I've never been a social user of any of these things, but my curiosity has carried me into a lot of interesting areas."
--Dan Rather in Ladies' Home Journal, July 1980 edition.

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