Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Quote of the Day 10/9

"Oh sh--, he's dumb as hell..."

- President Richard Nixon on minority counsel Fred D. Thompson, a young lawyer in the Senate during the Watergate trials.

The Nixon tapes reveal the following about old Fred (from ABC News):

HR Halderman, Chief of Staff: Baker has appointed Fred Thompson minority counsel."

Nixon: Oh, s-- that kid?

Nixon: Well [majority counsel] Dash is too smart for that kid.

John Dean, presidential aide: Sure, run circles around him.

Nixon: He's not very smart is he?

Fred Buzhardt, White House counsel: No, not very, but he's--

Nixon: But he's friendly.

Buzhardt: He's friendly.

Nixon: Good.

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