Hillary playing Nixon

Hillary playing Nixon

Let’s return to yesteryear. Richard Nixon, coming off an already bitterly controversial career and countless tangles with the media, had just been beaten in the 1962 campaign to become California governor. He was severely resentful, and snarled at reporters, “You don’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”

It became known as “the last press conference,” and “kick around” ranks right up there as one of the most famous quotes in politics, particularly since just six years later, Nixon was elected president of the United States.

Fifty-seven years later, the never-say-die Nixon inspiration apparently hasn’t been lost on Hillary Clinton. Let’s make it clear: Nixon is not her shining role model. In fact, she began her career in Washington as a 27-year-old lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee during its Watergate investigation. That was aimed at impeaching President Nixon, who resigned before he could be removed.

 

 

 

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