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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:50 AM
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when Nixon was first elected I told my Republican father that he was a criminal


angered, my father said I was crazy. time proved me right.

this a.m. Wash. Journal had Nixon's younger brother on pushing his new book about their family.

he said Nixon was more or less bullied (my word), pressed into doing Watergate by the men around him. that Nixon was a man that insisted on following the rules.

Nixon himself was a bully so I'm not going with him being pressed to be a criminal.

the brother said Nixon resigned with honor not disgrace. in what reality?

the brother also said a peculiar thing. on one of Nixon's important op eds his face didn't get "dusted" before appearing. and that radio listeners liked what he said but the TV viewers didn't.
I'm assuming dusted means powdered.

he was asked about Nixon cussing and nasty language on the tapes. brother said he never heard him cuss much. ha ha.

are the neo cons dusting Nixon off and throwing him out there to fill up the air waves, so to speak.

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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:57 AM
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1. Kennedy-Nixon Debates: TV viewers thought JFK won. Radio listeners thought Nixon won.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:09 AM
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3. thanks for info, guess if his face had been dusted history would be different


nt
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:15 AM
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4. I think Nixon was just out of the hospital and looked ill
his 5 o'clock shadow was visible and he was sweaty, literally had a kind of criminal look. Had he been dusted it may have covered the beard and held back the sweat.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:51 PM
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12. He had a fever which literally broke on-camera
Which is why he had that sweaty, miserable, sick look on his face. I don't think anything could have changed the way he looked.

An hour later and he would have looked a lot better. :shrug:
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:00 AM
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2. The bit about being dusting is probably referring to debate with Kennedy during the 1960 race.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1960
The key turning point of the campaign were the four Kennedy-Nixon debates; they were the first presidential debates held on television, and thus attracted enormous publicity. Nixon insisted on campaigning until just a few hours before the first debate started; he had not completely recovered from his hospital stay and thus looked pale, sickly, underweight, and tired. He also refused makeup for the first debate, and as a result his beard stubble showed prominently on the era's black-and-white TV screens. Nixon's poor appearance on television in the first debate is reflected by the fact that his mother called him immediately following the debate to ask if he was sick. Kennedy, by contrast, rested before the first debate and appeared tanned, confident, and relaxed during the debate. An estimated 80 million viewers watched the first debate. Most people who watched the debate on TV believed Kennedy had won while radio listeners (a smaller audience) believed Nixon had won.
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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:22 AM
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5. I recognized him as the psychopath he was
from the first time I watched him speak long ago. Same thing with Bush.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:24 AM
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6. Bush and Cheney make Nixon look like a jay walker
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:38 AM
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7. but, to my question: are the neo cons putting Nixon on the scene
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 11:39 AM by ensho

to change the subject or something? or is it just happenstance that the brother is on the tube today.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:32 PM
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11. It depends on when he wrote the book. If it was written years ago, I'd say yes.
If it's new, it's perfectly natural for him to promote it.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:41 AM
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8. Aren't all politicians in DC Criminals?
:rofl:
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:06 PM
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9. The buffing of Nixon is new -- the Repugs, starting with Nancy's Reagan's efforts while
her out-in-the-ozones husband was still in office, have been burnishing Ronnie for years. If one more building, freeway, or statue goes up to commemorate that moran I'm going to scream!

:grr:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:26 PM
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10. Nixon's brother thought he insisted on following the rules & that he never heard him cuss much.
And he's trying to convince people to read his book?

He might fool those who were born after Nixon's presidency, although I doubt many would be interested, but the WH tapes prove just the opposite.
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