The thing about Kurt Vonnegut is that there are deep and insightful quotes from him like:
Well, I’ve worried some about, you know, why write books … why are we teaching people to write books when presidents and senators do not read them, and generals do not read them. And it’s been the university experience that taught me that there is a very good reason, that you catch people before they become generals and presidents and so forth and you poison their minds with … humanity, and however you want to poison their minds, it’s presumably to encourage them to make a better world.
and then you come across quotes like:
Well, I just want to say that George W. Bush is the syphilis president.
I'm not entirely sure that story was true. I'm almost positive it's one of those stories you see on the internet that's like "Ooooh, this happened and YOU'RE AN AWFUL PERSON!" posted by the past generation because they think we're getting too awful. Whoever got on your case needs to shut up and sit down.
Or that the poster exaggerated it greatly. Either way, I agree.