Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tricky is Right!
I'd have to say that most presidents would probably fall into that general category of "fascinating". Some (FDR, JFK, Clinton) undoubtedly are far more fascinating than others (Ford, Carter, Coolidge). But, yes, all of these fellows are, to a certain degree, "subjects"/"case studies"............................................................................But, I'm also telling you here, there isn't a single one of those other 42 (don't forget, Cleveland x2) that even compares to Nixon. I mean, think about it, folks. This fellow had nothing but utter disdain for his vice president. But, still, he kept that poor bastard around ("if they keep going after him, then maybe they WON'T go after me, evidently the reasoning). He would also constantly refer to his secretary of state as a "dirty Jew". But, yes, when he needed somebody to pray with him, who did he turn toward (pray with me, Henry, pray with me) BUT THIS DIRTY JEW. He spent the bulk of his adult life Commy baiting - only to, when he finally did become president, work with the Soviet Union AND China. He constantly spoke in bellicose/narrow-minded terms. But, during his years in the White House, he governed there as liberally as any president of the 20th Century. Talk about a contradictory fellow, huh? And, no, folks, I haven't even touched on the paranoia yet. That, I'm afraid to say, will have to wait for another day.