In the summer of '73, we had bought the upper part of what is now Wool Branch Farm and were camping out in the barn with our one-year-old. The Watergate Hearings were underway, and we listened, fascinated and thrilled that the sleazoid Nixon was finally being exposed.
That was when John asked Clifford, the farmer whose land this had been, how he felt about Nixon.
"I wouldn't trust that man in my meathouse with a muzzle," was his colorful reply.
Clifford was a man of little education but tremendous experience and savvy. I wonder where he would stand today.
Because here we are, almost fifty years later, listening and watching as an even greater sleazoid is being exposed. As with Nixon, many of us were already aware of his corruption but it's nice to see the timeline of the events leading up to and during Jan. 6 laid out so clearly. Seeing video after video of the unhinged mob that was storming the capitol brought a real sense of the chaos and the fear they inspired. Meanwhile, some of the same GOP congresspersons who were cowering and calling for help, are looking back and calling it no big deal.
Meanwhile, the cultists and the Faith not Facts crowd seek to change the narrative or flat out deny the truth of what happened. Hollywood actors hired by Pelosi was one response.
I wish Clifford was here.