He was a writer with great style and elegance, and Vidal moved easily and often from the back rooms at the White House to the bedrooms of Hollywood. Women. Men. It didn’t make him any difference. He thought of himself as the last of a breed, and he was probably right. As he once said, “I’ve tried everything but folk dancing and incest.” The New York Times wrote, “Few American writers have been more versatile or gotten more mileage from their talent.” Vidal even admitted, “I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.”
Gore Vidal was born into a world of politics and could never escape it. His father was Franklin Roosevelt’s director of air commerce. His maternal grandfather was the Senator Thomas Gore. His mother divorced his father and married the financier Hugh D. Auchincloss, who in turn divorced her and married Jacqueline Kennedy’s mother, which created a rather twisted connection between Vidal and the Kennedy White House. Vidal exploited the relationship and moved into Camelot every chance he had. He had many and made the most of them.
via venturegalleries.com (Venture Galleries is a "marketing and publishing house that showcases, promotes, and markets the works of talented Indie authors and artists who are building a niche in the marketplace.") Note the comment left by Thomas P. Gore II, who shared with Gore Vidal "the grandparenthood of Sen. T. P. Gore and 'Tot', our small grandmother."