Saturday, August 16, 2014

Richard Nixon was no Barack Obama

Like the antithesis of Jacob Marley's ghost, wrapped in chains and dutifully dragging his sins in lockboxes behind him, the Left -- once again -- has trotted out their perennial conservative go-to bogeyman, Richard Nixon, just in time to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his presidential resignation. Nixon might have been under the misconception that his resignation in 1974 or his successor Gerald Ford's subsequent pardon might have put an end to his disgraceful role in the cover-up of the botched burglary of the Democratic National Committee's office in the Watergate complex, but history has proven otherwise. Indeed, not even 20 years after his death has history stopped kicking Mr. Nixon around for his multitude of sins. One only need look to the Washington Post to recently see advertised five new books priced between $24.99 and $37.50 dollars peddling the promise of "new, deeper" accounts of presidential wrongdoing. Naturally, I refer to Nixon's -- not Obama's. 

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