Pining for Nixon:
This evening on a PBS channel they had a rebroadcast of the David Frost / Richard Nixon interview. Nixon, a Republican who proposed a negative income tax and a national health care plan.
My, how times have changed.
Nixon, a Republican who proposed firebombing the Brookings Institute.
Nixon, a Republican who proposed burglarizing Daniel Ellsburg's psychiatrist's office so that the doctor's notes could be used to smear Ellsburg.
Nixon, a Republican who proposed that John Dean write a full report on Watergate so that Nixon could use it to say, "This is all I have ever known, and clearly my counsel lied to me."
Nixon, a Republican who proposed firing Archibald Cox in a naked attempt to overthrow the rule of law.
Nixon, a Republican who proposed the mining of Haiphong Harbor in his ongoing effort to secure a "peace with honor."
That Nixon, a Republican. Yeah, I'm pining for that bastard, too. Good times.