Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tricky Dick’s Political Career Was Launched With Covert Help From The L.A. Times

Nixon’s anxiety about entering politics
Disappeared and he became calmer
Realizing he had a loyal confederate in
A Times staffer named Kyle Palmer.

Better still, the one other person who was
His de facto Times handler
Was even higher up the paper’s food chain:
Publisher Norman Chandler.

But pendulums shift & Nixon later would
See that things had gone bad
For him when he had become the target of
Times cartoonist Paul Conrad.

His initial Times benefactors made sure that
Nixon for a while would stick around.
His later Times detractor made a career out
Of having this president to kick around.

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