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  • Idle Worship: In praise of Fred Thompson's laziness

    10/24/2007 10:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 149+ views
    The New Republic ^ | October 22, 2007 | Michael Crowley
    When Fred Thompson finally joined the presidential field last month, Newsweek greeted him with a cover story that bored into the essential question about the man: Is he too lazy to win? The answer seems to be yes, and, for evidence, the article cited Thompson's reluctance at the Minnesota State Fair to meet the sculptor of the Butter Princess, a 90-pound female bust carved from pure butter. He apparently wanted a strawberry milkshake instead and had to be coaxed into greeting the dairy sculptor. It was, Newsweek decreed, "a small but telling moment," a reminder of doubts about Thompson's willingness...
  • Why The Media Is So Afraid of Fred Thompson

    10/15/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Web Commentary ^ | October 15, 2007 | Andrew T. Durham
    Not being in the middle of it all gives me a rather unique advantage. That means I have no one to answer to for my views. I just watch things, and then I talk about them. In other words, this means I don’t have to lie about my biases in order to keep some false sense of objectivity alive for the gullible. In other words, I’m no Chris Matthews. Let me start then with the current batch of presidential hopefuls: Folks - meaning the current Republican candidates - you really need to watch out for Fred Thompson. None of you...
  • ABC Puzzles Over 'Obsession' With U.S. Flag Pins; Notes Nixon Wore One

    10/05/2007 1:41:17 PM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 22 replies · 941+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Oct. 5, 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    On Friday's "Good Morning America," ABC reporter David Wright narrated a sympathetic look at Barack Obama's decision not to wear an American flag lapel pin and asserted that this country's "obsession with flag pins is relatively new." To further defend the Democratic presidential candidate, Wright pointedly noted that liberal bogeyman Richard Nixon wore such a pin. He observed, "Ike didn't wear one. JFK either. Nixon did wear the flag as he told the American people he had nothing to do with Watergate." Of course, Wright himself was not wearing a pin with the U.S. flag on it. As the MRC...
  • [Fred]Thompson the Investigator (Watergate, etc., with pictorial slideshow)

    08/26/2007 9:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 746+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2007
    Fred D. Thompson rose to national prominence in the mid-1970s. As chief counsel to the Republicans on the Senate Watergate Committee, he famously asked the question that revealed the existence of the White House taping system that ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation. But Mr. Thompson was also an active participant in the White House's efforts to deflect blame from the president and discredit his accusers, plotting strategy with Mr. Nixon's lawyers and leaking information to them. (Continued for 9 more pages)
  • Al Gore Following Nixon Path (Barf Alert!)

    06/08/2007 3:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,329+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 8, 2007
    Former Vice President Al Gore is acting in a very "Nixonian" way, a top political expert says. Appearing Thursday night on CNN's "Glenn Beck" show, savvy Republican political pro Roger Stone told guest host Michael Smerconish that Gore carefully parses his words when he ducks the question about running for the presidency. "He's preserving his political options: 'I'm not planning to run; I have no plans to run; it is highly unlikely that I would run,'" Stone said. "Nowhere does he say, 'if nominated I won't run; if elected I won't serve.' And I don't think he's going to say...
  • Insider Report: Haig Denies Ford-Nixon Deal

    12/31/2006 8:08:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    Newsmax ^ | December 31, 2006
    Bob Woodward insists that then-White House chief of staff Al Haig offered Vice President Gerald Ford a deal to pardon Richard Nixon if he resigned the presidency. Haig flatly denies that assertion and calls it an "insult." Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Dec. 27, the day after Ford died, Woodward – who interviewed Ford extensively in recent years – was asked why he thought Ford pardoned Nixon. Woodward responded: "Well, first of all, one of the things Ford told me, which I published a number of years ago, is that he believes, he, Gerald Ford, believed that Al...
  • Gerald Ford Poised To Be Longest-Living President

    11/11/2006 2:28:43 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 37 replies · 1,248+ views
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2006 | AFP
    Gerald Ford Poised To Be Longest-Living President LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Gerald Ford is poised to break Ronald Reagan's record as the longest-living US president on Sunday, 121 days after his 93rd birthday. Ford, who served as president for three years following the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974, played down the significance of the milestone in a statement released by his office. "The length of one's days matters less than the love of one's family and friends," he said. "I thank God for the gift of every sunrise and, even more, for all the years He has blessed me...
  • Ned Lamont Compares Lieberman to Nixon

    10/24/2006 11:43:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 584+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 25 October 2006
    Trailing in the polls, Democrat Ned Lamont called the Iraq conflict Sen. Joe Lieberman's "war of choice" and compared his rival to former Republican President Nixon. Putting a fresh focus on the issue that powered him to victory in August's Democratic primary, Lamont mentioned Vietnam in criticizing Lieberman, who is running as an independent in his re-election bid. "Iraq is Joe's war of choice, and he's been its strongest and staunchest supporter every step of the way," Lamont said in a speech at the University of Hartford. "And in the greatest act of audacity of all, he is now asking...
  • Sen. Obama finally gets his Grammy (barf alert)

    09/07/2006 1:21:25 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | Wed Sep 6, 9:47 PM ET | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The music industry scored some brownie points with rising star, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, when it handed him its ultimate award on Wednesday, a Grammy that he won earlier this year for best spoken word album. The Illinois Democrat, honored for his 2005 recording of "Dreams From My Father," wasn't able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last February as his day job got in the way, so the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences came to him. The presentation was made as part of the academy's annual Grammys on the Hill Day,...
  • On This Day in History: Nixon Resigns

    08/08/2006 7:33:45 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 13 replies · 504+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 8/8/2006 | Grand Forks Herald
    Today is Tuesday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2006. There are 145 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 8, 1974, President Nixon announced he would resign following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal.
  • Samuel Byck (Vanity)

    04/04/2006 9:25:30 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 223+ views
    Before the jumbo jets crashing into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and field near Shanksville on September 11, 2001, there was another psychopath who wanted to hijack an airplane and crash it into the White House in 1974. His name is Samuel Byck. He was a man struggling and a ticking time bomb. He sent weird taped messages to people like Jonas Salk and Leonard Bernstein. He saw the political system as corrupt and started venting his anger at President Ricard Nixon. He threatened him starting in 1972. He even protested in front of the White House on Christmas Eve...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Jimmy Carter Inc.

    02/25/2006 10:22:14 AM PST · by george76 · 127 replies · 2,684+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2006 | Joel Achenbach
    The other night Jimmy Carter popped up on the Larry King show, live via satellite, standing in a ski lodge and wearing a fur-lined outdoorsman jacket as though he'd just come in from felling a spruce. He was publicizing an upcoming auction in which he would sell the furniture he'd been making. Also his wine. This may have come to many viewers as a surprise: There is Jimmy Carter Wine. The former president didn't say how he made it, but you know what it's probably called: peanut noir. Also he plans to sell his paintings. "My paintings," he told King,...
  • Reddy Finney, Joe Enge, and the US Constitution

    11/05/2005 9:24:44 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 11 replies · 1,638+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 November 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Carson City, Nevada, school administrators are attempting to fire an award-winning history teacher, Joe Enge. Why should that matter to you? I’ll combine his story with that of my 11th grade history teacher. Maybe you’ll agree this matters to everyone who cares about the future of America. In Carson City schools, administrators insist that history teachers begin teaching American history with the Civil War. Joe Enge, an 11th grade teacher there who’s written two history books and has served on a statewide board on history teaching, disagrees. He begins at the beginning, teaching his students about the American Revolution,...
  • Wielding the Hatchet (The Washington Post takes a cheap shot at Charles Colson)

    09/20/2005 4:16:55 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 586+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 20, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    AS SPECIAL COUNSEL to President Richard Nixon Charles Colson was known as Nixon's hatchet man and one of the most hated men in America. After he left the Nixon administration he was caught in the snare of Watergate. Although he was only peripherally involved in the scandal, he pled guilty and served seven months in prison on an attenuated criminal charge related to the Ellsberg break-in.In 1976 Colson published Born Again, a best-selling account of the conversion experience that followed his government service but preceded his incarceration. When Nicholas von Hoffman reviewed the book for the Washington Post that year,...
  • 'Satanist'dances on Reagan's grave (Barf Alert)

    08/09/2005 10:48:04 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 56 replies · 3,353+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | Ron Strom
    A California man dubbed a "Satanist" on an online message board has posted photos of himself dancing on President Ronald Reagan's grave, raising the ire of the former chief executive's admirers. Posted on Ruthlessreviews.com (warning: vulgar site), the photos show a thin, white man likely in his 20s wearing an AC/DC T-shirt and having hopped over the fence that protects Reagan's grave.
  • Like Felt, Rove exposed wrongdoing to public-(but Rove is TEN TIMES the man that Felt ever was!)

    07/20/2005 8:49:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Karl Rove — whistleblower, patriot and hero. That's an epitaph you won't read with regard to the Valerie Plame kerfuffle. But those are precisely the words that dominated commentary about Watergate leaker Mark Felt little more than a month ago. Felt, of course, did the country a great service by secretly revealing to the media the cancer that was growing on the Nixon presidency. But Felt, it should be remembered, had more than simply altruistic motives for doing so. Richard Nixon slighted Felt by passing over him for the top job at the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover's death. That...
  • President vs. Press: The Media's Attempt to Take Down Another Republican President(as with Nixon)

    07/15/2005 8:11:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,076+ views
    In The Making of the President 1972, Theodore White saw the Nixon-McGovern election as other than a partisan battle for the White House between Republicans and Democrats. The title of chapter 10 is “Power Struggle: President Versus Press.” Wrote White: “What lay at issue in 1972 between Richard Nixon on the one hand and the adversary press and media of America, on the other, was simple: It was power.” In White’s judgment, Sen. McGovern was probably not in the top ten on the real Nixon enemies list, which was headed by the Washington Post, CBS, the New York Times --...
  • The 50-year fraud of Alger Hiss

    07/04/2005 12:33:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 121 replies · 2,500+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/4/05 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: The following commentary is excerpted from Jack Cashill's eye-opening new book, "Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture," where he shows how, over the last century, "progressive" writers and producers have been using falsehood and fraud as their primary weapons in their attack on America."I am not and have never been a member of the Communist Party," Alger Hiss said under oath on Aug. 5, 1948, and calmly refuted the accusation of former Soviet agent Whittaker Chambers. The House Un-American Activities Committee had subpoenaed Chambers two days before. Then a senior editor at Time magazine, Chambers had...
  • America’s scorn for India on show

    06/30/2005 7:31:38 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 103 replies · 1,403+ views
    Deccan Herald ^ | June 30, 2005 | L K Sharma
    At a time when India and the US keep hailing the present “new era” in their relationship, just released classified papers pertaining to the 1969-1972 period prove that it is indeed a revolutionary new era! The documents declassified by the State Department and the transcripts of the Oval Office tapes cover the period when in private, President Richard Nixon was abusing Indira Gandhi and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger was insulting Indians. The cold war blinded the US to India’s democracy and other virtues. Even though it was not a communist country, India was still seen as evil. Pakistan...
  • Klein: Hillary 'Nixonian' and 'a danger to the republic'

    06/20/2005 3:07:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 1,281+ views
    NEWS MAX.COM ^ | JUNE 20, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    Conservative groups are promoting a Hillary Rodham Clinton biography that hits bookstores Tuesday as a work so damning it could destroy any possible bid for the presidency in 2008. The 305-page book, "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President," by Edward Klein, portrays the New York senator as a ruthless and ambitious woman who would stop at nothing to protect her husband's presidency and promote a Clinton II administration headed by her. While promotional material from Sentinel books, a conservative imprint launched by the Penguin Group, promises a...
  • On second thought (Revisionism on Nixon is Itself Being Revised)

    06/19/2005 9:17:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 719+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 19, 2005 | David M. Shribman
    Sometimes a great nation changes its mind. Sometimes that's a good thing The most jarring thing I read last week was a headline. My guess is that the headline, in a British newspaper, may be the most jarring thing you read this week: Nixon Becomes Watergate Hero. Forget for a moment the argument, which is hard to summarize and even harder to support. The important thing is that the way we look at Watergate is changing even if only one fact about Watergate has changed. (That would be the identity of Deep Throat. He was former FBI official Mark Felt.)The...
  • Great mysteries grow intertwined (JFK assassination's link to Watergate)

    06/10/2005 10:21:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 15 replies · 1,962+ views
    valleystar.com ^ | 06/10/05 | Randy Davidson
    Great mysteries grow intertwined By Randy Davidson When W. Mark Felt revealed Tuesday that he was "the man they called Deep Throat," it solved one of the greatest mysteries of my lifetime. As ghosts from the Watergate era — some of whom hadn’t been public figures for more than 30 years — made their way to TV news shows this past week — I couldn’t help wonder what amazing riddle would be unraveled next. There were some great mysteries during the 20th century. Many involved missing persons — from Amelia Earhardt to Judge Crater to Jimmy Hoffa. But there was...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika HolzerFrontPageMagazine.com | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Hunting the Great White ... Minivan

    06/09/2005 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 23 replies · 1,238+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 June 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There was yet another interminable car chase in the streets of Los Angeles carried on every 24-hour news channel. Excepts of this eight-hour ball of excitement appeared on regular news programs. Everyone who saw none of this, please raise your hands. Hold on, you. Admit it. You did watch. I confess, so did I. This one was a white minivan that wandered over several freeways in downtown L.A. Several times the minivan came to a full stop in heavy traffic, while up to five police vehicles also stopped – 25 feet behind the van. Meanwhile, a police spokesman droned on...
  • The Unusual Suspects - (Burt Prelutsky on who "Deep Throat" really was........and why. Funny!)

    06/09/2005 9:19:27 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 600+ views
    Like most people, I had long wondered about the identity of Deep Throat. Now that W. Mark Felt has stepped forward confessing to having been Mr. Throat, I can scratch the two likeliest suspects from my short list. That would be Richard Nixon and me. I suppose some explanation is required. For openers, I never for a moment suspected Alexander Haig. He always loved the spotlight far too much to hide in the shadows, lurking in parking structures, whispering secrets to Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein. I had a couple of reasons for thinking that President Nixon had orchestrated his...
  • Tales from Dark Side don't live up to hype - (Steyn on Revenge of the Sith; "Darth Throat")

    06/06/2005 8:50:37 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 833+ views
    One by one, the landmark epics of the 1970s are tying up the loose ends -- alas, not always in ways that quite support the great mythic power invested in them. In ''Revenge of the Sith,'' George Lucas brings the ''Star Wars'' cycle to a close by revealing how Anakin Skywalker went over to the Dark Side, transformed himself into Darth Vader, destroyed the Republic and consigned it to the mad imperial ambitions of Chancellor Palpatine -- all because, er, he was a bit worried his beloved Senator Padme might die in childbirth. If Senator Padme had been like Senator...
  • What did W. Mark Felt know, and when did he know it?- (Felt might be an imposter,taking the fall)

    06/02/2005 8:48:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 109 replies · 1,947+ views
    Deep Throat is Mark Felt, the former deputy associate director of the FBI — except for the parts of Deep Throat that clearly aren't Mark Felt, like all the stuff Throat supposedly confirmed after Felt left the FBI in June, 1973. Well, that's going to be something of a problem, isn't it? Dean analyzed the meetings Woodward describes in All The Presidents' Men and methodically analyzes what others have glossed over. For Woodward's version to be literally correct, his source had to be able to have access to specific information (and disinformation — Dean estimated last night that half of...
  • Liddy Calls Felt a 'Pitiful, Pathetic Old Man' - (says Felt "did wrong, knew it was wrong")

    06/02/2005 4:53:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 105 replies · 2,947+ views
    Conservative radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy, who was sent to jail for his role in the Watergate scandal, said former FBI Deputy Director F. Mark Felt is a "flawed individual" who was pressured to confess his identity as the confidential source known as "Deep Throat" because his family wanted money. Liddy told the Fox News Channel's John Gibson Wednesday that as a law enforcement officer if Felt had evidence of a crime and the participants of that crime, "he was duty bound to take that to the grand jury." "That's what he should have done rather than leak...
  • The Legend of Deep Throat - Was Mark Felt really a hero?

    06/01/2005 9:14:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 61 replies · 1,566+ views
    Some wounds don't fully heal because they're too deep and cut too close to the bone. The story that Deep Throat was Mark Felt has torn open old wounds. Pat Buchanan, Robert Novak and Chuck Colson--all at the top of their game 30 years ago, all very much in the game today--were passionate in their criticism, saying Mr. Felt has little to be proud of, was unprofessional, harmed his country. Ben Stein was blunt: Mr. Felt "broke the law, broke his oath, and broke his code of ethics." Old Watergate hand Richard Ben-Veniste and the Washington Post's Richard Cohen called...
  • Remembering Richard Nixon

    06/01/2005 9:54:24 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 39 replies · 697+ views
    cbs ^ | 1-1-05
    I’ve been sitting here listening to the various news reports about the identification of "Deep Throat." It’s a secret that’s baffled Washington watchers for years. It all just makes me think about Richard Nixon. Nixon was a bad guy but, he was brilliant politician. ......snip.......... Wow, wow, wow, hear me out. I said politician -- not president, (though we can save that discussion for another time). A politician is the guy who gets you to vote for him. Nixon was good at that. He’d fallen from politics, promised to never come back: "You won't have Richard Nixon to kick around...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith'

    05/17/2005 6:49:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 1,382+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2005 7:12 pm US/Pacific | CHRISTY LEMIRE,
    AP) All those "Star Wars" geeks, who've been waiting for weeks outside movie theaters with their Yoda sleeping bags and their homemade lightsabers, finally have a film that's worthy of their perseverance. The Force is strong with "Episode III — Revenge of the Sith," the sixth and final piece in George Lucas' galactic saga, which represents a welcome return to the ideas and the spirit that made his original "Star Wars" a pop-culture juggernaut 28 years ago. The circle is now complete, as Lucas' characters are fond of saying, and much of the film's joy comes from watching these familiar...
  • Revenge of the Republicans (Star Wars head George Lucas confirms this view)

    05/17/2005 3:50:07 PM PDT · by weegee · 30 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Mon, May 16, 2005 | By BRUCE KIRKLAND, Sun Media
    Revenge of the Republicans Star Wars' Lucas draws parallels between U.S. politics and rise of the Empire CANNES -- Star Wars is a wake-up call to Americans about the erosion of democratic freedoms under George W. Bush, George Lucas said yesterday. Lucas, responding to a question at a Cannes Film Festival press conference, said he first wrote the framework of Star Wars in 1971 when reacting to then U.S. president Richard Nixon and the on-going events of the Vietnam War. But the story still has relevance today, he said, and is part of a pattern he has noticed in his...
  • Stopping Hillary: Nixon son-in-law Ed Cox gearing up to challenge Clinton in '06 Senate race.

    05/13/2005 6:54:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,086+ views
    HILLARY CLINTON'S reelection campaign for the United States Senate in 2006 may be tougher than expected. On Monday, May 2, the New York Observer reported that Clinton might face a challenge from Richard Nixon's son-in-law Ed Cox. Cox, who has declined to make a statement on his intentions, has made steps toward running for Clinton's New York Senate seat, including launching an exploratory committee. Associates to Cox believe that he will win the endorsement of New York Governor George Pataki. By the time Hillary Rodham married future president Bill Clinton in 1975, Ed Cox had been married to the daughter...
  • Where's my tagline gone?

    04/20/2005 6:09:24 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 16 replies · 442+ views
    me | April 20, 2005 | self
    Up to six days ago my post automatically carried my tagline. Abruptly that stopped. If I do not enter it manually, it does not post. Clues as to why? And I can't seem to figure out to fix it. This is apparently one of my duh days.
  • Cox may run for Senate in New York

    04/04/2005 1:06:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies · 872+ views
    New York, NY, Apr. 4 (UPI) -- Former President Richard Nixon's son-in-law, Manhattan attorney Ed Cox, is seeking support for a 2006 U.S. Senate race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Cox, who is married to Nixon daughter, Tricia, was "calling around the state last week, telling people he's 'the guy' to challenge" the former first lady, the New York Post said Monday.
  • "It's the Values, Stupid!" - (brilliant new young conservative writer!)

    02/08/2005 3:34:29 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 737+ views
    It seems Republicans have been taking their recent landslide victory for granted both too much and too little. After winning 19 senate seats and reclaiming the presidency by a whopping 3.5 million margin in the largest popular vote in history, Republicans are apparently losing sight of those particular aspects of their social agenda which specifically accounted for this monumental success. Worse: the Democrats have been taking notes. Ironically, after months of incessant weeping and gnashing of teeth, the left may have ultimately learned more from the sobering election results than the GOP even has - so much that they have...
  • Pat Buchanan: Richard Nixon’s Revenge

    02/05/2005 2:56:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 67 replies · 2,410+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 2/14/05 | Pat Buchanan
    The hired hands CBS picked to investigate its “60 Minutes” debacle may deny it till the cows come home. But liberal bias ruined the career of Dan Rather—and CBS News. The CBS of Walter Cronkite’s salad days is gone. And the beginning of the fall of network news can be traced to that era, right down to the day and month. After his address to the nation on Nov. 3, 1969 that called on the “silent majority” to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam was savaged by network anchors and commentators, an infuriated Richard Nixon ordered his...
  • Weird "Deep Throat" Theory--Bob Dole???

    02/04/2005 6:25:49 AM PST · by SmokeRing · 21 replies · 690+ views
    "Brave Sir Blogger" Blog ^ | Feb. 4, 2005 | Brave Sir Blogger
    When asked--yet again--about Deep Throat's identity yesterday in Austin, Bob Woodward replied: "When you know who it is, when that story's told, your reaction will be 'now I understand' (why the person wants anonymity). And so to answer that question would lead you down that trail, and that's something we're not anxious to do." Personally, after I first read All The President's Men, I came away with the impression that, if it had been a work of fiction, then--get this--the authors had written the character of Bob Dole in ways so as to subtly point to him as being Deep...
  • Dick Nixon Has Risen From the Grave

    01/26/2005 1:51:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,102+ views
    Reason ^ | January 26, 2005 | Jeff Taylor
    January 26, 2005 Dick Nixon Has Risen From the Grave When will we be finally on our own? Jeff Taylor Everywhere you look, Richard Nixon is there. Newly pried-free government documents reveal that back in September 1972 President Nixon formed a terrorism study group that included a young Rudolph Giuliani. Years earlier than anyone thought, Nixon was working the anti-terror angle and feared what an anti-terror conflict might mean. Nixon pressed then-Secretary of State William Rogers for the ability "to act quickly and effectively in the event that, despite all efforts at prevention, an act of terrorism occurs involving...
  • Rose Mary Woods, 87, Nixon Loyalist for Decades, Dies

    01/24/2005 4:30:30 PM PST · by RKB-AFG · 8 replies · 605+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 24, 2005 | Philip Shenon
    Rose Mary Woods, 87, Nixon Loyalist for Decades, Dies By PHILIP SHENON January 24, 2005 WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 - Rose Mary Woods, the devoted secretary to President Richard M. Nixon who was at the center of one of the great mysteries of Watergate after 18˝ minutes of a crucial White House tape were erased, died Saturday near her hometown in northeastern Ohio. She was 87. A spokesman for a local funeral home said Ms. Woods died at a nursing home in Alliance, Ohio. Ms. Woods, who worked for Mr. Nixon for decades and joined him in exile in California after...
  • Young Rudy foresaw 9/11-like threats

    01/24/2005 1:22:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 22 replies · 578+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/24/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - Three decades before Al Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center with planes, a secret presidential panel warned that Islamic terrorists might blow up U.S. jetliners or contaminate cities with radioactive "dirty bombs." The Cabinet Committee to Combat Terrorism, formed by President Richard Nixon, even asked the advice of a young prosecutor named Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani testified in 1976 that the Justice Department, where he was a top official, "must take a more active position in combating terrorism," according to once-classified documents unearthed by The Associated Press and released yesterday. Giuliani urged easing legal restrictions on domestic intelligence -...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • Nixon in China, Bush in Mideast - the parallels

    12/07/2004 1:57:23 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 7, 2004 | Godfrey Sperling
    WASHINGTON – The president now has said that he will make an all-out effort to bring about a peace settlement in the Middle East, with a Palestinian state situated side by side with Israel. It seems to me that the president has a chance - certainly one worth pursuing - to help glue together a peace settlement of historic proportions. He would have Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan - unilateral withdrawal of settlements in Gaza along with relocation of four settlements in the northern part of the West Bank to obtain an end of hostilities from the Palestinians - as...

    11/14/2004 9:59:38 AM PST · by OESY · 47 replies · 3,531+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 14, 2004 | Eris Fettmann
    ...[T]here is no greater Cold War icon than Alger Hiss, the once high-ranking State Department official who went to prison for denying that he'd passed government secrets to the Soviet Union. Nearly 60 years after he was exposed before Congress by Whittaker Chambers, a communist underground operative who later became a senior editor at Time magazine, belief in Hiss' complete innocence remains an article of faith for the political left. For anti-communists, Hiss remains the prime example of how the Kremlin infiltrated the highest ranks of the U.S. government.... Over the years, Davis remained unpersuaded by new evidence of Hiss'...

    10/13/2004 9:05:32 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB - Special to the Sun October 13, 2004 An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's "Honorable Discharge from the Reserves" opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service. The document is a form cover letter in the name of the Carter administration's secretary of the Navy, W. Graham Claytor. It describes Mr. Kerry's discharge as being subsequent to the review of "a board of officers." This in it self is unusual. There is nothing about an ordinary honorable discharge action in...
  • Dan Rather = Richard Nixon

    09/10/2004 12:07:05 PM PDT · by Gang of Five · 13 replies · 414+ views
    Want to really hit 'em where it hurts? At the bottom of the CBS News web site (www.cbsnews.com), there's a link called "Contact Us". Click on that link and send a message that simply states... "Dan Rather = Richard Nixon". What's the friggin' frequency NOW, Kenneth? Heh!
  • Schwarzenegger Gives Rare Accolade to Nixon

    09/01/2004 1:29:21 AM PDT · by ambrose · 44 replies · 1,168+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-31-04
    Schwarzenegger Gives Rare Accolade to Nixon Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:02 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - One speaker after another at the Republican National Convention offered tributes to Ronald Reagan, but California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday his political inspiration came from another, much less lauded former president -- Richard Nixon. Schwarzenegger recalled that he arrived in the United States with empty pockets in 1968 at the height of a presidential campaign between Nixon and Democrat Hubert Humphrey. "I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for...
  • The Republican Who Broke the Color Barrier

    08/30/2004 3:47:52 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 30 replies · 971+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 08/30/2004 | Joe Bendel
    The Republican Who Broke the Color Barrier By Joe Bendel One can only assume the Republican National Convention kicking off in New York this week will spend a good deal of time in tribute to President Ronald Reagan. As the man who drove a stake in the heart of an expansionist Communist Empire, and recast the Republican Party is his own image, such tributes are only fitting and proper. The RNC would also be well advised to give significant time to mark the contributions of another longtime GOP stalwart who passed away since the 2000 convention, jazz legend Lionel Hampton....
  • Missing Nixon

    08/12/2004 2:33:27 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 551+ views
    TAS ^ | 8/12/2004 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- A brilliant article by Jonathan Aitken in London's Sunday Times, of August 1 prepared me for the torrent that was surely going to hit America a week later with the 30th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation, August 9. Aitken, a distinguished writer and biographer of the 37th president, reminded readers of the incomparable drama fevering the last days of the Watergate president. "End career as a fighter." Nixon had scrawled on one of his yellow legal pads hours before he planned to bow out on August 1, 1974. His valiant daughter, Julie, however intervened with a scrawled note...