Nixon resigns – Aug 08, 1974 – HISTORY.com

On this day in History, Nixon resigns on Aug 08, 1974. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Source: Nixon resigns – Aug 08, 1974 – HISTORY.com

 

Of course, I couldn’t let today pass without mentioning what happened 42 years ago. Granted, I’ve run into more than my fair share of people that gave me a look of “Whaaaa?!” when I mentioned “Watergate,” but meh. It was 42 years ago, which may as well be the Middle Ages for today’s youth.

Here are more images from that wond’rous time.

 

Impeach Nixon Bumper Sticker Impeach Nixon Button Infamous Nixon Resignation Photo Nixon Impeachment Washington Post Nixon Resigns 1 Nixon Resigns 2 Nixon Resigns 3

 

(As a side note: the Stooges were not fans of Nixon and watched the hearings religiously–just found that out today from a co-worker that regularly visited them when he lived in California.)

Can you imagine living through all this?  I mean, sure, I lived through Clinton’s “impeachment” hearings, but with all the things they could’ve gotten him on, it was SEX?!

Then there was Reagan (another Stooge favorite!) and Iran-Contra, where he suddenly “forgot” everything. Of course, with what we know now, that might not have been far from the truth.

I wonder…if Trumpy’s elected, would he have to resign, or would Pence?

On an ending note, this should be the most glorious, snarky election EVAR, but I’m not feeling it. Mostly because Trump’s getting so much attention just being Trumpy, but it seems that all the fun (snark) has gone out of it, and it’s just a long, slow trudge for the next 92 days…

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