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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, June 06, 2005

"Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW's, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?
Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable."
-Ben Stein, June 1, 2005

“For those of you playing at home, here are a few classic moments from Nixon's administration. I admit that, by today's standards, Nixon wasn't all that bad, but that’s only because the bar is currently set pretty darn low."

"Did they get the Brookings Institute raided last night? No? Get it done. I want it done. I want the Brookings Institute's safe cleaned out and have it cleaned out in a way that it makes somebody else responsible."
-Richard Nixon, July 1, 1971

"When the president does it, that means it is not illegal."
-Richard Nixon

"I don't want to see this country to go that way. You know what happened to the Greeks. Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure, Aristotle was a homo, we all know that, so was Socrates."
-Richard Nixon, May 26, 1971

"You know, it's a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob? What is the matter with them? I suppose it is because most of them are psychiatrists."
-Richard Nixon, May 26, 1971

"You have to face the fact that whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to..."
-Richard Nixon, Alone in the White House, p. 110

"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."
-Richard M. Nixon

"Sometimes he was correct though.."

"Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too."
-Richard Nixon

"Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?"
-Richard Nixon


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