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Category Archives: Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon v. John Dean

Summoned to the Oval Office, John Dean pauses at the door, and Richard Nixon says, “Come in and close it. “Have a seat, John.” “Thank you, Mr. President.” “I appreciate all your good work as White House counsel. And your confidential style.” “My duty, Sir.” “What you’re involved in is very risky.” “I’m more concerned […]

Also posted in Boxing, John Dean, Watergate

Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley

Many do not know that after World War II, while an undergraduate at Yale, William F. Buckley taught beginning Spanish at the university. As a child in Paris his primary languages had been Spanish and French and, though at age seven he finally began the academic study of English, he would soon spend much time […]

Also posted in Boxing, Chicago, Gore Vidal, Homosexuals, Hubert Humphrey, Joe Frazier, Jose Torres, Lyndon Johnson, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Paul Newman, Vietnam, William F. Buckley

Outraged by Castro-Loving Obama

Thank God our Republican Party is now resolved to prevent the worst president in history, Barack Hussein Obama, from normalizing relations with Cuba. How dare he try to throw our nation in bed with Caribbean communists and characterize our Cuban policy of more than fifty years as being outdated and a failure? It has been […]

Also posted in Barack Obama, Communism, Conservatives, Cuba, Dwight Eisenhower, Fidel Castro, Florida, John F. Kennedy, Marco Rubio, Raul Castro

Woodward v. Bernstein

On orders from the White House I infiltrated the radical Washington Post newspaper in the early seventies, working as a reporter on what beat I still cannot disclose, having (I trust) much longer to live than Deep Throat nonagenarian Mark Felt did when he allowed his identity to be revealed. Using my incisive intellect, honed […]

Also posted in Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward, Boxing, Carl Bernstein, Washington Post, Watergate

Ferdinand Marcos Endures

I’m not surprised the communists are still after me. They know I’m their most resolute enemy. I won’t let them carry out subversive activities. I won’t permit them to dominate my country. That’s why they didn’t want me to remain President of the Philippines longer than two four-year terms limited by the constitution. The communists […]

Also posted in Communism, Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos, Lyndon Johnson, Philippines, Ronald Reagan

JFK v. LBJ

I’m not going to degrade myself running against that lazy rich boy in the 1960 Democratic primaries. The nation will surely drop him once I enter the presidential race right before the convention. Americans understand the country needs a man like Lyndon Johnson, not some runt who was handed a silver spoon the day he […]

Also posted in Boxing, John F. Kennedy, Politics, Sam Rayburn

Richard Nixon Where Are You

Richard Nixon called his first congressional opponent a commie, in ‘fifty senatorial race painted Helen Gahagan Duglas pink before trouncing her, and as vice president under Eisenhower snuggled with Joe McCarthy. By late ‘fifties he already wanted to invade Castro’s Cuba which however imperfect had just freed itself from American lackey Batista. After losing, perhaps […]

Also posted in Communism, Cuba, Dwight Eisenhower, Fidel Castro, George McGovern, John F. Kennedy, Joseph McCarthy, Pat Brown, Politics, Vietnam, Watergate

State of the Union

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, George S. Patton, George W. Bush, Immigration, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Mexico, Mitt Romney, Nuclear Weapons, Poetry - GTC

Interview with Robert F. Kennedy

gtc – could you as promised have really gotten u.s. out of vietnam rfk – certainly at least couple months before richard nixon did gtc – how would world be different if you’d been president rfk – based on my real accomplishments and everything that’s happened since would be about same gtc – would anything […]

Also posted in Poetry - GTC, Politics, Robert F. Kennedy

Richard Nixon Rebuts Frost/Nixon

Don’t for a second think I’m upset by this new Frost/Nixon movie.  My enemies again tried to get Nixon and again they failed.  Watch documentary films of my speeches and interviews and you’ll hear an unusually articulate politician.  Actor Frank Langella portrayed me as a stiff-necked and tormented bumbler.  If you know Nixon the leader, […]

Also posted in David Frost, Media, Movies, Politics

Fidel Castro Forever

I know what some are saying, that I’m a hick from a sugar plantation and loco because on a dare I rammed my bicycle into a prep school wall and knocked myself unconscious. They think I’m a hotheaded and dangerous young man who may someday kill people, and might already have as a politically-obsessed law […]

Also posted in Bay of Pigs, Communism, Cuba, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy, Joseph McCarthy, Russia, Soviet Union