The Confessions of @dick_nixon
October 17, 2015 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Excellent work stepping into Nixon's shoes for current commentary. I hope he can get more media attention. In a similar vein, I long for the day that someone is able to resurrect Max Headroom for our time. I'd probably sell a kidney, a lung and part of my liver to have Max Headroom moderate the rest of the electoral debates until next year's election.
posted by Muncle at 12:44 PM on October 17, 2015 [4 favorites]

These are very good, but since I just went on a futurama binge I am reading them in Billy West's Nixon voice.
posted by Cookiebastard at 12:48 PM on October 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

posted by Grimgrin at 1:02 PM on October 17, 2015 [6 favorites]

He Was a Crook

I have had my own bloody relationship with Nixon for many years, but I am not worried about it landing me in hell with him. I have already been there with that bastard, and I am a better person for it. Nixon had the unique ability to make his enemies seem honorable, and we developed a keen sense of fraternity. Some of my best friends have hated Nixon all their lives. My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together.

Nixon laughed when I told him this. "Don't worry," he said, "I, too, am a family man, and we feel the same way about you."

posted by a lungful of dragon at 1:12 PM on October 17, 2015 [7 favorites]

There was another guy, @PresNixonUSA, who was tweeting as Nixon and he had a pretty good handle on Nixon's voice (his tweets came from both Nixon and Rose Mary Woods on Nixon's behalf.) According to twitter his account has been suspended. Maybe @dick_nixon has his own enemies list?
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! at 2:19 PM on October 17, 2015

On June 10, 1945, he watched from an office window as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower paraded down Broadway in New York City, celebrating victory in Europe. Two years later he was in the House of Representatives. After moving to the Senate in 1950, he was Ike's vice president in 1952. Then in 1960 John F. Kennedy defeated him for the presidency by 113,000 votes, largely due to fraud in Illinois and Texas.

That last part feels like a weird thing to throw in there
posted by mattnworb at 3:41 PM on October 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

The ones with a certain historical context are quite good, and I like how he had Zeigler posting in his "absence."

Jacob Pomrenke @buckweaver - Taking a break from baseball to listen to John Dean talk about Watergate at #CronkMSM

Richard M. Nixon ‏@dick_nixon - Jesus.

Steven Rosenbaum @StevenRosenbaum - Sir: It's Chuck Colson's birthday. Your thoughts

Richard M. Nixon ‏@dick_nixon - Ask God.

Surely if this guy can be Nixon on twitter, anyone can set up a dead ex-president account? Roosevelt? Truman? Washington?
posted by marienbad at 4:58 PM on October 17, 2015

Canadians aren't even polite. That's the funny thing.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 6:47 PM on October 17, 2015

The Millard Fillmore account.
posted by telstar at 8:29 PM on October 17, 2015

The James K. Polk account.
posted by telstar at 8:31 PM on October 17, 2015

The Grover Cleveland account.
posted by telstar at 8:35 PM on October 17, 2015

This guy is a genius. I have been following him for a long time. Roger Stone sent me there.
posted by Ironmouth at 4:18 AM on October 18, 2015

It's interesting. The account is very well done, and believable, and I followed it for a while. But I realized eventually that I really don't like Nixon. I can't stand it anymore.
posted by grobstein at 9:01 AM on October 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by ian1977 at 3:45 AM on October 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

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