November 9, 2011
History is going to start looking at the Nixons in a different light. They were not the elitists we made them out to be. Dick’s bigotry was not the ramblings of aristocracy, but rather the ramblings of a man who knew his family was not from old money. Vassar girl Jacky Kennedy elucidates the rest of us on the perception war they faced.
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And then there is poor Pat Nixon. “I used to see her at bandage rolling,” Mrs. Kennedy recalls. “You know, the Senate wives have to go roll bandages every Tuesday and the vice president’s wife is always the chairman of it.” To which Schlesinger snidely interjects, “I think she’d be perfect at bandage–bandage rolling.” The other references to Mrs. Nixon are too painful to cite; they all emphasize her deplorable dress sense and hair style. Poor thing–her mother died young and she had to go to work almost immediately; she didn’t get to go to a finishing school in Paris and become elegant like Jacqueline Bouvier. (MORE PAIN)
August 11, 2011
The shocker is not LBJ killing JFK. The shocker was she was a slut!
Jackie Onassis, the widow of President John F. Kennedy, believed Vice President Lyndon Johnson and a “cabal of Texas tycoons” plotted and carried out the assassination of her philandering husband, London’s Daily Mail reports. Citing soon-to-be-released audio recordings, the Mail reports that “the former first lady felt that her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.”
She became convinced that the then vice president, along with businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with gunman Lee Harvey Oswald
— long claimed to have been a lone assassin — merely part of a much larger conspiracy.
There are other revelations in the tapes. If the goose and gander are entitled to the same sauce, then Jackie Kennedy was, the tapes reveal, committing adultery to get back at her husband for his relentless womanizing. “She did retaliate by having her own affairs,” Klein told London paper. “There was a period during which she was delighted to be able to annoy her husband with her own illicit romances.” Jackie apparently got her revenge, the Mail reports: Executives at ABC say the tapes are “explosive.”
JFK’s conquests included a Nazi and communist spies. He also rumpled the sheets with mob moll Judith Exner, Hollywood’s ill-fated Marilyn Monroe, and a White House intern.
Jackie had a thing for stars, too. She had one affair “with Hollywood star William Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli — as a result of the president’s indiscretions.”
Historian and Kennedy clan chronicler Edward Klein told the Mail that “Jackie regarded the pretty young things in the White House as superficial flings for Jack.” Two of those young things were White House secretaries known as Fiddle and Faddle, who skinny-dipped with the Kennedy boys in the White House pool.