Thirty-nine years after the scandal that ended his presidency, Nixon’s family, staffers, and friends gathered for what would have been his 100th birthday at the Mayflower Hotel — site of his inaugural balls in 1969 and 1973. The night was a curious mix of family reunion (with birdhouse replicas of his Yorba Linda [California] birthplace as decor), defiant pep rally and time capsule (old campaign posters and old campaign staffers). “There’s a wax museum in there,” teased one former staffer walking into the party.Somehow I think no comment is required.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Yorba Linda brigade
From a piece (WashPost) in what used to be called, many years ago, the 'society pages' -- the subject is the Nixon Centennial Gala: