Melting Down the Plastic Man

Melting Down the Plastic Man

We should have known that when definitive word came to be spoken about Richard Nixon, it would be from the pen of Art Buchwald. In one of his recent skits Buchwald shows “a former White House aide” called “Deep Toes,” offering a sensational news bit in “an abandoned garage in Chevy Chase.” What “Deep Toes” reveals is that there was never a difference between the Old Nixon and the New Nixon.

The New Nixon whom we saw from 1969 to 1971 “was the Old Nixon with makeup on. We dyed his hair, powdered his cheeks and put him in new suits. We had everybody fooled.”

Whose idea was it to put out the story that there was a New Nixon?


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