Who Says We Won’t Have Nixon To Kick Around Anymore?

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Just yesterday, a Nixon tape was released in which he expressed approval of abortion for children of interracial couples.

Today, from other newly-released tapes, we learn of his sexism.

In February of 1973, President Nixon called future president and then-Republican National Committee chairman George H.W. Bush, and recounted a recent visit to the South Carolina state legislature.

"I noticed a couple of very attractive women, both of them Republicans, in the legislature," Nixon told Bush. "I want you to be sure to emphasize to our people, God, let's look for some… Understand, I don't do it because I'm for women, but I'm doing it because I think maybe a woman might win someplace where a man might not… So have you got that in mind?"

Bush replies, "I'll certainly keep it in mind."

Yeah, God forbid Nixon be "for women".