When Nixon left office, there was a general sigh of relief. And in his first talk as President, Gerald Ford said that "our long national nightmare" was over. But one month later, in the Sunday morning statement that shocked the country, he said he could not "prolong the bad dreams that continue to reopen a chapter that is closed." So he issued a "full, free and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon," and decided that Nixon should have control over access to White House tapes and documents. He thus insured that the nation's bad dreams would be prolonged far into the future.Truly a "blockquote." Read the rest here.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Herblock blogs from beyond the grave
A few months ago I asked, "Where is Herblock when we need him?" Turns out he's over at Digby's place, guest posting from beyond the grave.