A Line Nixon Should Have Nixed
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During Richard Nixon's 1974 address to the nation, one word gave him a bit of trouble.
In describing his new plans for social programs in the U.S., Nixon stumbled, so the words that came out of his mouth were "I urge the Congress to join me in mounting a major new effort to replace the discredited president...present welfare system..."
It was an easy mistake but perhaps a telling one, as just six months later, Nixon announced he would resign as the 37th president of the United States.
"I want you to know that I have no intention whatever of ever walking away from the job that the people elected me to do for the people of the United States," Nixon told the nation during his State of the Union address that year.
The president must have forgotten to knock on wood.