Now here's something you won't find on a conservative website... But for my dear friend Jared's sake (who is currently serving a mission in Spain) I must take a moment to celebrate this day in history.
30 years ago, Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. Though the president best known for falling down the stairs (not once, but often) has his day in history, today is best known for the resignation of Richard Milhouse Nixon.
It nearly slipped my mind until I realized they weren't talking about Henry Kissinger on CSPAN excessively for nothing! It was today 30 years ago that after the Watergate scandal, the debacle of the Nixon tapes, and great scrutiny, Nixon boarded Marine One for the very last time and gave his "peace salute" to the American people.
A man who did very little to promote peace as a war was being waged on foreign soil, though I respect the man for his attempts in China, saluted this country and walked away. He should have been indicted, he should have been impeached, he should NOT have been a coward!
Of course I will get the "what about Clinton?" speech from at least ten people by the end of the week, but in my final moments of free liberal sneering can I just say thanks to Bill Clinton for withstanding the impeachment hearings and staying when his country needed him most. ...Oh and the state funeral he WILL have will be amazing!