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Richard Nixon Didn't Think Girls Should Cuss Like Common Jews, Rachel Maddow Is On It (Video)
It is no secret that we are totally gay for Rachel Maddow, who thinks that Yr. Wonkette is "profane and wonderful." And Thursday she was in Full Nerdgirl mode, geeking out over newly-discovered audiotapes from Richard Nixon's infamous Oval Office recording trove. But in these 1971 recordings, Nixon's not plotting to cover up Watergate or fulminating about his enemies. Instead, these tapes captured the President having a philosophical chat with Henry Kissinger and H.R. Haldeman about "the gay thing" Nixon insists he's very tolerant, understands that "They’re born that way," and then goes on to explain,
By God, I am not going to have a situation where we pass along a law indicating, “Well, now, kids, just go out and be gay.” They can do it. Just leave them alone. That’s a lifestyle I don't want to touch...