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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:14 AM
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Nixon: "When Ford talks, does anyone pay any attention?"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061229/ap_on_re_us/ford_pr...

Nixon was quoted by confidante Monica Crowley in her book, "Nixon Off The Record: His Candid Commentary on People and Politics."

Crowley wrote of a conversation she had with Nixon in July 1992, when he criticized Ford and others for earning money from giving speeches on their presidencies.

"Since Ford, they are out there accumulating a fortune by selling the office or their experiences in the office, anyway," Nixon told her. "I know it's tempting but it's just not right. Besides, when Ford talks, does anyone pay any attention?"

Despite Nixon's opinion, Ford told The Washington Post last year that his long personal friendship with Nixon played a role in his decision to issue the pardon for Watergate wrongdoing.

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Friendship? I know they say there was no deal with Ford. Nixon would have been difficult to be friends with. I would not have said this about someone who had saved my political hide. I just don't buy that friendship played such a big role in the pardon. IMHO.

Sorry if this has been posted before. There were seven pages of "Nixon" in the last three days.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:15 AM
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1. Too bad they were paying attention when he pardoned the fool.
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