The (One) Time The Good Guys Won
“I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice President Ford will be sworn in as President at that hour in this office.” Richard M. Nixon, August 8, 1974.
“He was the real thing — a political monster straight out of Grendel and a very dangerous enemy. He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. He lied to his friends and betrayed the trust of his family.” Hunter S. Thompson, in his scathing obituary of Nixon, 20 years later.
We should be so lucky. Nixon might be the last great progressive president — hell…