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From California
A brilliant man who
Never got close to
About anybody
Richard Nixon
We won't forget
But perhaps for
The wrong reasons
Became well known when
Called out Communists
But he was not like
crazy McCarthy
Vice President
With Eisenhower
Couldn't beat JFK
In a close one

First and only to resign
Said he wasn't a crook, but there were three crimes
Got out of Vietnam, but it took him awhile

Came back again and
This time he won
Went straight to work before
His term started
Went to China
And opened trade
Eased tensions with
The Soviets
Conservative who
Expanded government
The EPA and
The War on Drugs
No gold standard
Just price controls
Helping Israel
Caused an embargo

Reaction to the Pentagon Papers
and mischief at the Watergate
Then trying to cover it up
That would determine his fate

First and only to resign
Said he wasn't a crook, but there were three crimes
Got out of Vietnam, but it took him awhile

Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Accomplished much
That's forgotten

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 3), released February 18, 2013
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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