That rumbling in the earth with an epicenter near Yorba Linda wasn’t a series of earthquakes yesterday. It was Richard M. Nixon rolling in his grave.
Today marks the 38th anniversary of Nixon’s infamous resignation; the Yorba Linda native announced to the nation that he would resign the night before making Augusy 8th and 9th the same as Chirstmas Eve and Christmas day, for Liberals.
I was fortunate enough to watch a videotape of the Nixon-Kennedy debates from the John Kennedy Library in Boston two weeks ago. While the tone was far more civil 52 years ago, the labeling and rhetoric have not changed very much. People listening to the debate on the radio thought Nixon had one. But a look at the TV footage showed a calm and reassuring JOF to a sweating, shifty-eyed sitting VP with a five o’clock shadow. At one point, Nixon was offered a rebuttal to a question and he declined to answer. Can you even fathom that today?