Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tricky Dick and Barack
President Richard Nixon, asked at a press conference about lunatic murderer Charles Manson, whose trial was underway, declared that he was "obviously guilty." It was a foolish thing for Nixon to say, considering he was not only the President but a lawyer, too.
President Barack Obama, asked at a press conference about the arrest for disorderly conduct by Cambridge, Massachussets police of chronically-aggrieved Harvard Professor Henry Gates (who was mistakenly thought to be breaking and entering his own home) declared the police "acted stupidly." It was a foolish thing for Obama to say, considering he is not only the President but lawyer, too.