The hour is late, but I cannot let this day pass without commenting briefly on a monumental event in our nation’s political history.
This single-sentence document is President Nixon’s resignation letter to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. As someone noted on social media, it could fit into tweet.
The Watergate scandal came to a conclusion with this note. The president said goodbye to the White House staff, shook hands with the new president, Gerald Ford, then boarded Marine One with his wife, Pat, and flew off into political oblivion.
It’s worth mentioning yet again, I suppose, because of the current president’s troubles. There’s been no shortage of comparison to what doomed the 37th president’s tenure to what we’re witnessing today in real time.
I am not going to predict a similar end to Donald Trump’s tenure.
I merely want to recall what President Ford said shortly after taking the oath of office 43 years ago today.
“The Constitution works,” the president reminded us.
Yes, that governing document gives me great comfort as we watch the current drama play out … no matter how it all ends.