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Library Throws Book at Nixon (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Library)
The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2011 | Brian Calle

Posted on 09/04/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT by Rufii

Library Throws Book at Nixon

by Brian Calle

Some controversy over the recently revised Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda has provoked some questions over presidential libraries, their value, purpose for public consumption and their role in the remembrance of past presidents.

One docent at the Nixon library, my Register colleague Will Alexander, opted to resign in protest of the new exhibit after 10 years of volunteer service. And friends and former colleagues of Richard Nixon have been critical of the museum's new director, Timothy Naftali. Some critics have even suggested that the Nixon library is becoming an anti-Nixon monument.

On March 31, the library opened a new exhibit on the Watergate scandal that forced Nixon to resign the presidency in 1974. It replaced the original Watergate exhibit, which dated back 15 years and in which Nixon was involved in curating. The new exhibit offers a much harsher depiction of Watergate.

The visual imagery and titles reflect a strongly critical vibe, if not a completely anti-Nixon tone to the presentation. The start of the gallery features big, bold, red and black letters spelling out “Road to Resignation.” Other parts of the exhibit are labeled “Dirty Tricks and Political Espionage” and “The Cover-Up, Break-In and Evidence,” just to give a few examples. After walking through the gallery, one would be hard pressed to feel warm and fuzzy about the former president, who died in 1994 and is buried on the library grounds.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: algerhiss; bruceherschensohn; california; herschensohn; hiss; naftali; nara; nixon; nixonlibrary; richardnixon; rmn; rn; yorbalinda
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


21 posted on 09/04/2011 7:31:08 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Rufii

Well, they turned control of the library from the private foundation to the government... So...


22 posted on 09/04/2011 7:31:14 PM PDT by Borough Park
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To: Huskrrrr

LOL Like that one?


23 posted on 09/04/2011 7:33:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Rufii

Nixon = Wage and Price Controls + Environmental Protection Agency + Federal Affirmative Action Plan (Philadelphia Plan) + Recognition of Red China + Support of the “Equal Rights Amendment” + Lowering Voting Age to 18 + elimination of the draft.

Nixon was a poor President and HARDLY a conservative.


24 posted on 09/04/2011 7:33:58 PM PDT by ZULU (Chris Wallace is a flake.)
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To: Rufii

National Archives ? Isn’t that the crew that lets Democrats stuff their shorts with classified documents? Naftali’s just living up to the image.


25 posted on 09/04/2011 7:34:24 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Huskrrrr

NIXON”S BAAAACK!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s46jNfA9iMw&feature=related


26 posted on 09/04/2011 7:35:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Borough Park
Well, they turned control of the library from the private foundation to the government... So...

To be regarded as a "real" presidential library, they figured that they needed to have the presidential papers, which by law are held by the National Archives. So they became a National Archives facility--and in so doing, made a Faustian bargain.

27 posted on 09/04/2011 7:36:53 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: Rufii

I suspect the reason for the break-in is buried deep in all the memorabilia.


28 posted on 09/04/2011 7:42:20 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Rufii
"Dr. Timothy Naftali, new Director".....

Origin of the name "Naftali" is Hebrew and it means "to wrestle".

Leni

29 posted on 09/04/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: Rufii

I’m sorry to state this, and I hope I’m wrong, but twenty years from now, you’ll see the same thing happen to the Reagan Library. Rather than focus on what Reagan did to win the Cold War, you’ll see big features about Iran-Contra, homelessness during the Reagan era, etc.

Likewise, we have a sitting president who may be the worst since James Buchanan. But his library (and legacy) will be celebrated - his many failures will be glossed over.


30 posted on 09/04/2011 7:49:05 PM PDT by Jaguarmike (i)
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To: cripplecreek

By the way, JFK’s team wiretapped MLK. I won’t hold my breath to see that exhibit at the JFK Library.


31 posted on 09/04/2011 7:51:00 PM PDT by Jaguarmike (i)
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To: ZULU
Nixon was a poor President and HARDLY a conservative.

It is true that President Nixon gave conservatives little to cheer about. However, perhaps his greatest foreign policy accomplishment was saving Israel.

A few days after the Yom Kippur War broke out in 1973, Israel turned to the US as its only hope for replacing the heavy losses in tanks, planes and munitions that it had suffered. Nixon, over the objections of senior members of his administration, pledged that "anything that flies" would be used to resupply Israel--and it was done. Later, he alerted US nuclear and conventional forces around the world as he faced down Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, who had threatened to intervene in the conflict. Brezhnev backed off, and a ceasefire soon came about.

32 posted on 09/04/2011 7:52:02 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: Jaguarmike

Bout as likely as the stained dress exhibit at the Clinton Presidential highrise mobile home.


33 posted on 09/04/2011 7:53:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Rufii

Beautiful library and grounds. It made me sick to see that they were devoting a section to Watergate. I wonder if there is a section devoted to Lewinsky in the Clinton library?

I believe that Nixon was our most intelligent and insightful president. The left hated him for this and were out to get him at every turn. They skewered him, and loved every minute while they were doing it.

History will be kinder to him in the future once the current batch of libs and commies in the press die off.


34 posted on 09/04/2011 7:53:39 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Rufii

Even a broken clock......


35 posted on 09/04/2011 7:56:26 PM PDT by ZULU (Chris Wallace is a flake.)
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To: Rufii
"You won't\still will/have Nixon to kick around anymore\at the Nixon library/."
36 posted on 09/04/2011 7:58:03 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Jaguarmike
Liberalism...deserves to be on the "ash-heap" of history.

37 posted on 09/04/2011 7:59:00 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: Jaguarmike

If the truth were known, the stuff that went on in the Kennedy and Johnson years would make Watergate pale in comparison. This is my opinion.


38 posted on 09/04/2011 7:59:42 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Rufii
Nixon Pictures, Images and Photos
39 posted on 09/04/2011 8:18:43 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Rufii
I went to the National Archives in 2004. Every book in the gift shop on Bush was totally foaming at the mouth anti-Bush (David Corn's book etc.). I asked the manager about this and she just shrugged her shoulders and gave me a smug “too bad” look. A few years later I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal (I think) about the bias there. Our National Archives should not be run by a bunch of leftists. Look how they let Sandy Burglar get away.
40 posted on 09/04/2011 8:26:53 PM PDT by willk
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