Tuesday, March 13, 2007

W's American Idol

The other day I was providing commentary for a radio show that featured clips of historical political speeches of the the late 20th century. I was struck by the similarities between Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew, and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Nixon is considered to be the first 'imperial president' because of his actions concerning Viet Nam, Watergate, Policy making and , of course, trying to keep presidential records secret. (Nixon did open China, and by executive order set up the EPA). Nixon resigned so that he would not be impeached.
W. acts as though he is an imperial president. He has lied that got us into Iraq, the federal prosecutors, signing statements that re-write legislation, and , of course, sealing presidential records.

Agnew, who resigned as Nixon's vice president because of tax evasion, acted as Nixon's pit bull against the anti-war protesters and the media.
Cheney is W's pit bull, calling people unpatriotic, STILL making the connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, and dissing the media.

And, we all thought that Reagan was W's inspiration, who knew?

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