The Interests of the Nation

It was 46 years ago today that Richard Nixon resigned the presidency for crimes that so quaintly, ludicrously pale before Don the Con's that today, amidst the apocalypse, the war-mongering, burglary-bungling, I-am-not-a-crook loser we all thought represented the greasy bottom of the political barrel almost looks like a goddamn saint.  In his resignation speech, Nixon repeatedly cited "the interests of the nation," which he insisted always superseded his own. By taking this action, he said, "I hope that I will have hastened the start of that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America." For years - or is it decades? - Americans have been clamoring for Trump to follow what now, having gone as low as we can possibly go and then some, seems a magnanimous example. And think of the ratings! Just sayin'.

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