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Ken AshfordHistory, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

I've never given much thought to my sexual orientation.  Being straight in a largely straight world, I guess I never had to.  I'd like to think that if I was gay, I wouldn't have a problem with that.

Except that if I was gay, this would bother me to no end.  A new book…

Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President by Don Fulsom (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99), former correspondent for United Press International, makes several eye-catching accusations, including that the former president had a gay affair with Charles "Bebe" Rebozo, a Key Biscayne, Fla. banker apparently with ties to the mob.

I suspect it's not true.  I suspect it's a trash non-fiction book and as such, it deals in gossip and untruths.

Still, the very idea of a gay Nixon is troubling.