I wondered what Nixon would make of this landscape. Only 41 percent of Orange County is Republican now. Maybe he'd be fine -- he was a native Californian, after all, and Californians know, more than most, that landscapes change.
Forty years since the dramatic end of Nixon's presidency, his doings have consequences and remain with us in both admiration or approbation. He was a man of great power, who left a stamp on his time and beyond, yet petty enough to accomplish his own destruction.