Richard Nixon — The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Tue, December 16, 2008


As a teenage political junkie, I was glued to the Watergate hearings in the 1970s. As a result, my fascination with Richard Nixon has never waned. So you know this movie, Frost/Nixon, has my name written all over it.

But here’s my question — how long will it be before we see a movie about the Bush/Cheney years that comes close to this? It might now be all that long since VP Cheney apparently admitted this week that he was aware of and endorsed water-boarding (read: torture) of certain prisoners — a crime that I learned from Rachel Maddow tonight was punishable by death after World War II.

Ah, political trivia. It can come in so handy sometimes.

UPDATE: And if you’re a Nixon/Watergate aficionado like I am, have I got an offer for you! Thanks to the nice people at Universal (and their nice marketing people!), I have an official Frost/Nixon movie poster and hat to giveaway!! Leave me a comment about your favorite Nixon trivia and I’ll pick a winner at random to receive them! Come on, you know you want them!

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5 Responses to “Richard Nixon — The Gift That Keeps on Giving”

  1. Shonda Little Says:

    Did you see all the new Nixon tapes released? They were AWESOME!
    Also, no coincidence that Cheney served on Nixon’s staff.

  2. carogonza Says:

    I am a total political junkie. Glad I found this site. Anyway here is my bit of Nixon trivia. I didn’t know this until recently: Nixon served as an adviser to President Bill Clinton, in particular offering advice on dealing with the Russians. Clinton was the first President to ask Nixon for advice post-Watergate. .

  3. ClumberKim Says:

    I can’t wait to see Frost/Nixon. The summer I was seven years old was particularly rainy so I watched a lot of tv….watergate hearings! Read both volumes of Nixon’s memoirs when I was 12. Oy…what a freak!

    Good trivia…first Nixon-Kennedy debate was in 1947, over Taft-Hartley.

  4. impromptublogger Says:

    I wonder how long it’ll be before it finally gets revealed how Cheney was the real president and Bush was just his puppet.

  5. Kelley Irish Says:

    My favorite quote is one A certain president also seems to have embraced:“When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal.”
    Richard M. Nixon quotes (American 37th US President (1969-74), 1913-1994)
    I am asking the same question as impromptublogger. Who will finally come forward and confirm what most of us knowOresident Bush was indeed a puppet.

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