LU LAC @ 3400
LULAC @ 3400
Today marks the 3400th edition of The LuLac Political Letter. We thank you all for reading, supporting, disagreeing and keeping the political fires burning.
This year, hell this month, should be interesting.
With Providence's grace, decent health and a resolve to keep on going, on to Edition # 3500.
NIXON @ 104
Today would have been Richard Nixon's 104th birthday. I always bring Nixon up because he was a politician, and President who was part of my youth and then my coming of age. My high school classmates will tell you that when Nixon beat Hubert Humphrey, I was very sad. But one thing, unlike this year, that gave me hope was that I knew Nixon understood the Presidency. He understood the world. The study of Nixon might be instructive as we go into the Trump era of Presidential politics. One of Nixon signature creations, the Environmental Protection Agency will most likely be diminished by the partisans in the crooked, self serving perverted GOP Congress of "no". Trump seems to have no interesting in defending anything but himself.
Back to the comparisons. Both can be compared on a number of levels. Lack of self esteem manifested in different ways, propensity for secrecy all the while proclaiming transparency, a prosecution complex as well as minds, while brilliant in their own ways, well it can be said that the behavior was just not normal.
Pick up a book on Nixon, he was flawed yet sympathetic in many ways.
He was the only President to resign.
Let us hope that whatever is causing our new President to take petulant shots at people who disagree, just stops.
The glory and end of Richard Nixon just might be an instructive book for him to read......listen to.
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