My Father is Law, Dr. Larry Brewer, was President Nixon’s Veterinarian. He operated on Pasha the terrier. The dog stayed at Larry and Nancy’s house, and Nancy made the dog sleep on the porch. They have a photo of Pasha in a cowboy hat wearing toy six guns that the Nixon’s sent as a thank you for saving their Daughter’s dog. Larry says Richard Nixon was one of the greatest guys he had ever met.
So Nixon brings to a point one of the images I have as part of my personal brand, the sword. It is a Claymore, a real sword, an original I own. The image does invoke the notion of being the point of the spear, but is meant to open a conversation on leadership. The image is a symbloic Sword of Damocles.
Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POWs, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel’s life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad? Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable. He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded. That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton—a lying, conniving peacemaker.