Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nixon and the Irish

In the latest release of tapes from Richard Nixons days in the White House, we learn how he felt about the Irish. In this story in The Washington Post Rob Stein writes that in a conversation with Charles Colson, Special Counsel to the President, Nixon says “…the Irish can't drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I've known gets mean when he drinks. It's sort of a natural trait. Particularly the real Irish,"

The latest batch of tapes also reveals how Nixon felt about Jews, blacks and Italians.

At least we’re in good company.

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