Tuesday, February 24, 2009

All-Time Prescient Insights

Lansdale seized on the idea of using [Former VP Richard] Nixon to build support for the elections [in Vietnam], really honest elections this time. "Oh sure, honest, yes, honest, that's right," Nixon said, "so long as you win!" With that he winked, drove his elbow in Lansdale's arm and slapped his own knee.
David Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest, 1972.

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