Love him or hate him, former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon could sometimes be poetic when he spoke. In fact, he had something to say about that....
"The language of politics is poetry, not prose. Jackson is poetry. Cuomo is poetry. Dukakis is a word processor." (on Meet the Press, 10 April 1988)
"I'll speak for the man, or against him, whichever will do him most good."
"I hear that whenever anyone in the White House tells a lie, Nixon gets a royalty."
"For years politicians have promised the moon, I'm the first one to be able to deliver it." (after the success of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission)
"I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing." (on Watergate)
"Television is to news what bumper stickers are to philosophy."
Posted October 14, 2011