Presidential legacies can be complicated. But for Richard Nixon, it often boils down to one word: Watergate.Read the rest here.
That word was uttered just once at Wednesday’s centennial birthday gala for the 37th president.
“Phone calls started coming in to me, and I’m sure other folks from the offspring of the old jackal pack asking ‘What are your thoughts on Watergate?’” said former adviser Pat Buchanan. “My great regret is that the old man is not here tonight so I can tell him my thoughts on his old tormentors. In the words of Nick Carraway to the Great Gatsby: ‘They were a rotten crowd, sir. You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.’ Nixon, now more than ever!”