Spot on.And I love the implication that only a bloody-minded paranoiac like Nixon would stick with the program.
At NASAspaceflight.com forum they are discussing the series, too. I gave them a good laugh writting this about Nixon
Thanks to AH.com, incidentally, to teach me about Nixon antics. There are Nixon TLs out there, that are just delightful.And Nixon is a godsend of a real life character for any aspiring script writer. There were things that man was and things he did, it would be hard to invent fiction good enough to beat them.
From Watergate to cottage cheese with ketchup, the rants, the slurs, the ramping paranoia... vietnam... no really the guy was better than fiction even just standing still and saying nothing. His face and his attitude spoke volume.
Just ask Matt Groening: the Simpsons and of course Futurama had so much love for Tricky Dick. He nailed the man flaws and antics to near perfection.
"ah, how stupid, what a McGovern I have been on that case !" ROTFL.
In my space TL I'm trying to exploit that "Nixon vibe", too, although being non-american it is more difficult.