46 years ago yesterday, President Richard Nixon delivered what became known as his “I am not a crook” speech. This went down as a key moment in the downfall of his presidency, and Nixon would resign less than 9 months later.
There are a couple of things that fascinates me about this historical event. One, it took place at Walt Disney World, specifically the Contemporary Resort where the monorail passes through, which strikes me as a strange place for a president to deny his crimes. Two, on a more personal level, I was born the next day so the headlines of the newspapers on the day I was born were all about the “I am not a crook” speech.
Here’s a couple of examples from New York Newsday and the New York Times:
After looking back to a highly-relevant past, I also look towards the future. I have high hopes for 46 in more ways than one.
As always, happy birthday to my November 18th fam: Mickey Mouse, Steven Moffat, David Ortiz, and Chloë Sevigny!