Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nixon was as bad as you think

Or maybe worse. Here he comments on the prison riot at Attica in 1971, which was ended in an orgy of indiscriminate shooting, targeted assassinations, torture, and (eventually) lawsuits:
I think this is going to have a hell of a salutary effect on future prison riots, just like Kent State had a hell of a salutary effect.

1 comment:

pithom said...

That one's hilarious. Nixon was smart and had a sense of humor -something which cannot be said of so many politicians today. No wonder one year later he got re-elected in a 49-state landslide. I wouldn't like him as president, though, as he was quite amoral and had no fixed convictions.