Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon's Legacies: How Will History Remember Them?

Essay by ahnkadragonUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, April 2002

download word file, 5 pages 3.4

Downloaded 119 times

Clinton Paper

I asked my grandma questions about Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton first. She did not want to be interviewed because she said she really did not have any opinions on either of them.

It was much harder to get anything out of her during this interview than with the Kennedy interview. Grandma said that both were smart people and good presidents and all that. She was glad Nixon was pardoned for his crimes and that he went unpunished, unlike his many partners in crime who found themselves behind bars. She thought maybe he should have been a gentleman and admitted his faults to the public instead of denying it like he did. She also felt that an apology would have been appropriate as well. His ingratitude towards the president that pardoned him was very rude and unacceptable she said. But its too late for any of that so oh well.

Clinton was guilty of lesser crimes and most of all that was none of our business. I mentioned Whitewater and how many involved were imprisoned except Clinton, she still thought it was none of our business, but that maybe he should have at least been censured or something. She was glad not have to hear much about Clinton anymore since he is no longer in office. She had gotten tired of hearing about the scandal especially since she had felt it was no one's business but Hillary's and since she did not seem to care why should we?

She felt that most of the Presidents were involved in some sort of criminal activities at some point in there careers and that almost all of them were woman chasers but some of them were smart enough to be discreet about it. History seems to have treated Nixon well she...