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Richard M. Nixon (January 9 1913 - April 22 1994) was the Vice-President of the United States under Dwight D. Eisenhower and later the 36th President. He ran for office three times and was the only president thus far that resigned from office. He is one of the most controversial and debatable presidents namely due to Watergate scandal that ended his political career. He is also the first president to visit China. At the end of his career he was pardoned and succeeded by Gerald Ford. Later on, it would become discussion of the interviews with David Frost.

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1 1973 You Have To Ask - Watergate
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 What nobody's pointing out is HOW STUPID Watergate was for Nixon to be involved with in the first place! He won 49 friggin' states! Was he worried? Sheesh! Totally flushed a second term he was given with an overwhelming mandate. When you're forced to resign less than half way through a 2nd term you won in a ridiculous landslide, there's no doubt you have boned the fish! The wrongness of it is one thing, but it pales next to the utter stupidity of it! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 17, 2012, 4:13 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I always feel that, of all the presidents of the last 100 years, Richard Nixon is the biggest presidential punching bag (and that's saying a lot). Anyway, there's no doubt that his biggest bone was the Watergate scandal. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on September 1, 2011, 8:31 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I was going to point out that the Watergate break-ins took place in 1972, not 1973, and that the cover-up began in '72 as well. But that would be nitpicking; the White House concealment strategy ramped up bigtime in '73, and I'm kind of hazy on exactly when our favorite "unindicted co-conspirator" officially began to join in the cover-up. Such a shame that he did, because it really didn't have to be. Nixon could have disowned the burglary plot, washed his hands of Mitchell, denounced and fired Haldeman and Ehrlichman, and cooperated with the investigators in an open and honest manner. His presidency would have been saved, and his reputation today would be alot better than it is. But no; his instincts were to be sneaky and dishonest, and those instincts ruined him. Was Lyndon Johnson as sneaky and dishonest? Hell yes, and arguably even more than Nixon. But that doesn't excuse Nixon. As for "Dick" as a shortened form of "Richard", it goes back to the English habit of giving things nicknames which rhyme with their real names. By the late Middle Ages, "Rick" had begun to appear as a diminutive of "Richard" - this derived from the first part of the Latin name for Richard, "Ricardus" - and from there it was only a matter of coming up with rhyming sounds. ("Hick" was an early nickname for Richard too, but it didn't have the staying power of "Dick" - though the related surname Hicks survives.) Plus the pre-Norman English didn't care for the French-imported version of the "R" sound back then, which is why "Molly" became a nickname for "Mary", "Sally" became a nickname for "Sarah", "Dolly" became a nickname for "Dorothy", and "Hal" became a nickname for "Harry" (which was itself a nickname for "Henry"). And then there's the name "Spiro"..... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 24, 2011, 11:27 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 No bones about it: the Watergate scandal. I heard the Democrats were also doing the same thing to the Republicans, but it was Nixon doing it back, and he was caught. Still, two wrongs don't make a right. Besides, this is something we learned as kids: if someone does something to you and you do it back, YOU are the one who gets caught. Anyhow, speaking of the name "Dick", the Angry Video Game Nerd made a good point in his Dick Tracy episode, one we've all been thinking: How is Dick short for Richard? Bill and Will rhyme, Jim and James both start with J, but Dickard? Back to Nixon, Watergate ruined the Republicans' reputation for years to come. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 23, 2011, 3:33 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Can this be true? Am I actually the first to comment on this subject? Wow. Umm, I would say that Tricky Dick boned when he earned that nickname in 1950. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 5:37 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote

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