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  •  "Hillary Nixon" - and boy-o-boy did I get whacked (0+ / 0-)

    with a 7.4 earthquake of slam/bam/ban/bang hate-clicks and comments when I posted that one up.

    Hillary Nixon

    But, you see, I had an advantage. I'd heard Richard Nixon speak publicly and talked with him -- outside of politics -- in the years between 1960 and 1968 and then later. He had his tailor make me a sports coat with the presidential buttons -- a nice gift for simple courtesies that I considered totally routine.

    Nixon's strengths and weaknesses are worthy of attention. Hypercomplex individual.

    Fact is, Hillary seems to me to be a third-carbon-copy version with half Nixon's faults and maybe a tenth of his abilities. Nixon was brilliant at the things he was good at. Also brilliant with ordinary people at ordinary settings. Not so, Hillary.

    Still, "Hillary Nixon" plays on the cartoon version of Nixon that we live with today.

    Hillary Clinton now joins that cartoon Nixon -- a figure of ugly political humor. Every big lie will be tagged with "Hillary" comments.

    Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Imus, and Rev. Wright. Overcome our evil with good.

    by vets74 on Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 01:20:28 PM PDT

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