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Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a judge that Nixon wants back.
William O. Douglas
Of course a lot of the journalists hated Nixon, but they were always blown away by how smart he was.
I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favor of school on Saturdays. It was my first political trick.
The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show... Cops would come by - often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
Media runs the world, and it all changed, I think, when the debate between Kennedy and Nixon happened, and first of all we saw them on television, and that changed everything.
Nixon probably was a nice guy.
That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man.
Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
He and Reagan were not at all alike, because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't. Yet in some ways they were alike. Neither really liked to talk on the telephone, for instance. And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners.
I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame.
I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China, and then there was subsequently Nixon's trip to China, and I was very much seized with an interest in China.
When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier.
Nixon did have a secret plan, and I knew that it involved making threats of nuclear war to North Vietnam.
There were dragons to slay in the old days. Nixon was a good dragon.
I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, 'My name was Richard Nixon, only now I'm a girl.'
I never believed that Nixon could fully resurrect himself. And the proof of that was in the obits.
The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
I covered two presidents, LBJ and Nixon, who could no longer convince, persuade, or govern, once people had decided they had no credibility, but we seem to be more tolerant now of what I think we should not tolerate.
I first came on the scene during the Johnson years and that crowd was out all the time enjoying themselves. Nixon wasn't particularly social but a lot of the people in his administration were.
What Americans can't face is that one of the reasons that the Russians and the Chinese were so impressed with us during the Cold War was the fact that Nixon and Kissinger went on bombing despite public reaction.
Robert D. Kaplan
If 'Mystery Train' is my Nixon book and 'Lipstick Traces' my Reagan book, 'Invisible Republic' is my Bill Clinton book. I really liked Clinton. He made me proud to be part of this country again. For all of his failings, the way he put all that he'd done in jeopardy, I supported him from beginning to end.
My mom was a Democrat and I was scared to death that she was gonna blow it. First I was going to hell with Monroe, and now to Republican hell with Nixon.
What makes me laugh? Richard Nixon always made me laugh.
While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
The difference was you worked for Nixon, and with Ford.
Nixon was kind of a loner, he had a cold personality.
The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.
I liked Nixon fine, but Nixon was not a partier.
Kennedy was a lot of fun, always. He had something going on. But not Nixon.
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