Richard Nixon was born 100 years ago today. History and its passing has mellowed his memory, and those of you under the age of 40 probably think of him the same way you think of Warren G. Harding.
Well, I remember him all too well, and I was proud that my first vote in a presidential election was for his opponent. He may have been a brilliant thinker about foreign policy, and he may have created the EPA, but he had a knack for bringing out the worst in a lot of people, including himself.
I first heard this little ditty at the Crystal Palace in Aspen in 1968 in the “Songs and Patter From Broadway” revue. I had no idea there was a record of it until now.