Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: Vice President Nixon

During the 1960 Presidential elections, someone asked President Eisenhower what Vice President Richard Nixon had contributed to his presidency but couldn't think of anything. His response was "Well, if you give me a week I might think of one." Nixon would later lose to John F. Kennedy in the general election. 

17 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha, serves him right!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ouch! Growing up that always struck me as unnecessarily harsh...weren't the two eventually related by marriage? Also, fun fact, Nixon is one of two men to be on the ballot of the big two parties 5 times!

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  3. I remember the Watergate scandal.

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  4. This comment seems uncharacteristic of Eisenhower, who always struck me as a polite fellow.

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  5. Amazing! Years ago husband and I went out with a friend to a play. He had brought along an older friend whose date was Rose Mary Woods, Nixon's secretary and the one who was supposed to have accidentally removed the missing minutes of the famous Nixon tapes. We met her several years after the event approximately 30 years ago and then some. She has since passed on herself. I remember thinking, before I really knew who she was as I wasn't told until later, what a nice lady but my memory of the evening is fast fading.

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  6. He wasn´t the best vice president but I guess he did something right. Kisses:)

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  7. Wow! That's a little harsh lol!

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  8. Most of us in life are pretty useless. It's nice to think that someone as vaulted as a president fits the bill too.

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