Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I am not a crook.

[[Interesting piece on Richard Nixon on Writer’s Almanac last week. Turns out he had an incredibly sad childhood. Two brothers who died, one of meningitis the other from T.B. Having the benefit of hindsight on the Trickster’s career—an interesting snippet from the piece follows.]]

The Watergate investigations eventually forced Nixon to resign in 1974. At his last meeting with his Cabinet in 1974, Nixon burst into tears. He told them, “Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.”