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Monday, November 17, 2008

Today in history

"I am not a crook"

President Richard Nixon uttered those infamous words 35 years ago today in Orlando, Florida.

Too bad he didn’t have Ronald Reagan’s first Secretary of State, Alexander Haig, to interpret his statement for the press.

“That's not a lie," Haig would have said. "It's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.”

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