A Rehab Center Called The Nixon Library

The flyer in my office mailbox bore a curious return address: the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, Yorba Linda, Calif. It got curiouser and curiouser, as they say, once I opened it and began to read. Here was the august memorial to one of our former Chief Execs announcing a summer day camp--the library's first. Campers would learn about the Berlin Wall and the Vietnam War. They would make tie-dyed T-shirts and a Presidential puppet. There were going to be "stimulating learning experiences focused on the life of America's 37th President." I began to conjure. I pictured reenactments from the Watergate days. I heard echoes of "I am not a crook" and "This is a great wall." I had to go.

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