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Nixon

Richard M(ilhous). 1913--94, US Republican politician; 37th president from 1969 until he resigned over the Watergate scandal in 1974
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Better yet, why not just ban those scurrilous attacks, since they do nothing to enhance the Nixonian model of deliberative democracy?
In the meantime this gang of four will compete to dress our new leader, fresh from decades of playing the Court Jester, in more suitable attire: a waistcoat fashioned from cold war verities, a silk vest of Reagan pie-in-the-sky panaceas, a golden thread of Thatcherite neoliberalism and a dark, brooding Nixonian cloak of realism-cum-nihilism for good measure.
It used to be a Nixonian gambit, and it evolved easily into a Clintonian one.
In His dialogue with Moses, God sounds positively Nixonian. His conversation could have come from the Watergate tapes.
The specter of Ken Livingstone grinning over his (left) shoulder sent Blair into a Nixonian frenzy of paranoid machinations.
"Why are a Jewish collector and a Jewish museum director promoting anti-Catholic art?" asked Camille Paglia in a subhead since deleted from her Salon column, adding a Nixonian touch to her usual insinuating boorishness.
Ron Ziegler, we're regularly reminded, went from Nixonian mouthpiece to CEO of the National Association of Chain Drugstores.
How excellent that the closing yells in defense of this man should be so faultlessly Nixonian.
Nixon Center in March, all three men delivered virtually interchangeable declarations of hard-eyed Nixonian realism, tempered, of course, by lofty Wilsonian idealism and reaffirming the necessity of American preeminence.
Certainly it highlights the Nixonian traits we have learned to hate over the years--the verbal putdowns of blacks, for example, and his nervous fear of liberal Jews, especially those in the media.
The fresh vignettes of Nixonian criminality underline the paucity of evidence against Clinton.)
Its Nixonian response to the mere possibility of a little sunshine underscores just how much that sunshine is needed.