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May 6, 2008
By: Kevin Drum

ATTENTION FELLOW ORANGE COUNTIANS....Friend o' the blog Matt Yglesias will be at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda on Wednesday evening to give a talk about his new book, Heads in the Sand. It's at 7:30 pm, but if you come early you'll probably have a chance to ask some annoying questions and make him nervous beforehand. Details here. Directions to the library here. I'll be there too, but I plan to sit in the back and be my usual unobtrusive self.

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This has to be the slowest comments day ever, Kevin.
What gives?

Posted by: Mott on May 6, 2008 at 3:43 PM | PERMALINK

Mott,
Kevin's busy ignoring the voting that is going on today - in an effort to prevent another pie fight happening on this blog.

Posted by: optical weenie on May 6, 2008 at 3:45 PM | PERMALINK

What?!!! There's voting today? Who knew?

Posted by: Kvetch on May 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM | PERMALINK

The Nixon library is a good spot for an Iraq war hawk and economic royalist like Matthew to speak.

Posted by: Petey on May 6, 2008 at 4:39 PM | PERMALINK

The Nixon Library? Is that some kind of joke? No self-respecting liberal would get within 5 miles of the place! Geez, I had to go to a dermatologist not too far from there and I got the willies (that's not why I had to go to a dermatologist) just going thru Yorba Linda...

Posted by: gab on May 6, 2008 at 4:53 PM | PERMALINK

Mott's observation was quite prescient. I guess folks on this blog are all at home today baking their pies for tomorrow's fight.


I think I just might do a cherry clafouti for tomorrow. I know that technically it is not a pie, but ...

Posted by: optical weenie on May 6, 2008 at 5:59 PM | PERMALINK
The Nixon Library? Is that some kind of joke? No self-respecting liberal would get within 5 miles of the place!
Actually, that's not quite true. When I was in southern California about five years ago, I made a special trip to see The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, as it was called then. I kind of had to see it, the way you slow down to look at a car accident. All the tour guides were classic Orange County Republican types. One of them saw me looking at a particular exhibit and came over to say helpfully, "This is a replica of the Lincoln Sitting Room in the White House when the Nixons lived there." I wanted to say, "So, is this where he erased the tapes?" but I chickened out. Posted by: navamske on May 6, 2008 at 6:20 PM | PERMALINK

Per the ad on the right-hand rail, isn't it a lie for the Nixon Library to claim to be a nonpartisan federal institution?

IIRC, it was built entirely with private money precisely so it could be partisan.

I visited it a couple of months after Mark Felt self-outed as Deep Throat.

Not one word about it in the Nixon Library.

While I would gladly revisit the Truman, Eisenhower and Bush I libraries, or the LBJ, I would never go to the Nixon Library a second time.

Posted by: SocraticGadfly on May 6, 2008 at 6:35 PM | PERMALINK

I would go to the Nixon library, but only with a very full bladder and a couple liters of Pepsi.

Posted by: Fuck Dick Nixon on May 6, 2008 at 7:52 PM | PERMALINK

Matthew Yglesias is essentially a little boy. He's been coddled all his life, and has never had a real job. What the hell does he know about anything?

Thus continues the ridiculous tradition of punditry in this country.'

Posted by: Jeff G on May 6, 2008 at 8:34 PM | PERMALINK

Since it's a tribute to the Dickster, I assume there's a wet bar?

Posted by: Fnord on May 6, 2008 at 10:31 PM | PERMALINK

Is Nixon buried near there? If so, would you drop a wolfsbane wreath on his gravesite for me? I imagine driving a wooden stake through his heart would be difficult.

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