Tuesday, June 23, 2009

He only gets douchier

You've got to hand it to Tricky Dick...

It's rare that a man as reviled as Richard M. Nixon was in life, can look steadily douchier as time goes by.

The latest little nugget comes in the most recent 150 hour block of Nixon tapes released to the public. It's actually relatively mild stuff in comparison to some of the things Nixon said during his stint in the White House, but hearing this guy expound on any subject is a little like listening to Eric Cartman. He has a true gift at coming up with the jerkwad response.

Nixon on abortion. He's generally against it, but has this to say:

“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding: “Or a rape.”

Nixon on the Jews. They bring on antisemitism themselves. The bit below is him commiserating with Billy Graham about Jewish objections to Campus Crusade for Christ:

“What I really think is deep down in this country, there is a lot of anti-Semitism, and all this is going to do is stir it up,” Nixon said. At another point he said, “It may be they have a death wish. You know that’s been the problem with our Jewish friends for centuries."

Nixon on South Vietnamese president Nguyen Van Thieu's hesitation to sign the Paris Peace accords.

"Cut off his head if necessary."