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WHERE THE PRESIDENT MEETS THE KING
Elvis and Nixon Together? One of these men is in hell for sure, of the other one I am not so sure. Nixon. Joe McCarthy’s Best Friend? Maybe. If wherever he is, he is not so proud of that, at least then somebody appreciates Ann Coulter. Nah.
Nixon. Nixon who smeared and won. Who smeared the line between black and white until his entire world was a very dark grey at best. Nixon who crossed so many lines. Nixon of the Enemies List, the Nixon who Said “ I am not a crook,” but was; Nixon who said “We could do that(pause), but it would be wrong.” Nixon, who knew that what he did was wrong, but did it anyway. Nixon, who broke so many laws and then said, “When the president does it, it’s not a crime.” Nixon, who resigned before he could be impeached.
Nixon. My Man. Did anybody ever say that? Or is Nixon Everyman?
Nixon who gave us Kissinger. And through Kissinger, Nixon gave us the pulchritude of Pinochet and the assassination of Allende. Nixon as joked upon by G.B.Trudeau. In Doonesbury says Kissinger: Richard Nixon? One of my closest advisers. Nixon, without whom we would not have had the rule of Ford, Gerald. And if we hadn’t had Ford, Gerald, we probably would not have Cheney, Dick and Rumsfeld, Donald. Nixon.
The problem of Nixon begets so many bastard sons.
When you look where we are today and you worry about tomorrow, so much of it requires a look over your shoulder at yesterday. Nixon. Nixon who crossed so many lines. Nixon the anti-communist who stood on the Great Wall of China. Nixon who crossed so many borders. Nixon. Nixon who created the EPA. Nixon who was somewhat rehabilitated in later years, some would say an elder statesman. Not me. Hard to believe I could even think it. Nixon who did the worst things, who also did some great things . That is the problem of Nixon.
Elvis is so much easier. Tawny haired honky dyes his hair and his music black. Makes millions. Goes in the Army, goes Hollywood. Sells his soul or maybe somebody bought it. Makes the comeback in black leather on NBC special. Goes to seed in a white bellbottomed bottomout. Dies on a toilet before he was fifty. I found out about Elvis dying when I was top of a landfill tossing out commercial trash at a dump that later became an EPA Superfund Cleanup site. Nixon and Elvis together in life, together in death.
Where is each of them is now?
If you believe a man’s soul is saved by one great moment (or more), two thumbs up. If you believe a man’s worst moment sends him to the final fiery tanning bed, two thumbs down. If a man is measured by what he had and what he might have done, where do Nixon or Elvis stand? Where do any of us? If a man’s life is the sum of where he was at the end of his life and a balance sheet decides, is there a question at all where Nixon belongs? Or of Elvis too?