|From my colleague Andrew Malcom at Top of the Ticket|
Hard to believe maybe, but ex-President Richard Nixon is still pretty @&^?:%\%# angry.
This guy's mom may have been a Quaker, but he perfected grudges beyond Sicilian-style. Every few months, it seems, we get new evidence that Nixon's even angrier than the last time we heard from him.
Another 90,000 pages of documents and 198 hours of Nixon tapes were released Tuesday by the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. Phewee! If we could somehow tap into this thermal anger, bang! National energy independence the next day.
Google swears that Richard Milhous Nixon died on April 22, 1994. But thanks to these tapes, Nixon's voice lives on as a reminder of something. You can listen to many of them here and we've added a couple of video recordings below. (Just click on the "Read more" line to view them and listen.)
This latest tape collection, chronicled elsewhere on this site today, has Nixon plotting with aide H.R. Haldeman to get the income taxes of Clark Clifford, a Vietnam War critic and former secretary of Defense, audited.