Friday, October 10, 2008

Spiro Agnew And Sarah Palin

It seems fitting that on this day in 1973, the third worst vice president in American history – after Dick Cheney and Aaron Burr – resigned under federal indictment. Spiro T. Agnew pleaded “no contest” to one count of federal tax evasion. The Senate approved Nixon’s appointment of Gerry Ford as Vice President, clearing the way for Tricky Dick’s own resignation not long after under the shadow of his Watergate crimes.

Agnew’s crude, alliterative attacks on anti-Viet Nam war protestors and the news media paved the way for the McCain-Palin smears we’re seeing today.

1 comment:

cwalkup said...

It was only remembering Agnew's resignation that made sense of McCain's group choosing Palin. Should McCain win, Palin will be forced to resign due to activities under her governorship and the 'real V.P.' not seen as having the necessary demographics to get elected will then replace. Ms. Palin. That makes sense.