Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Leonard Garment, law partner...

...and adviser to President Richard Nixon, died at age 89.

When Nixon looked to rehabilitate his political career in the mid-1960s, Mr. Garment joined a small nucleus of trusted advisers.

Their differences in temperament were apparent even then. After Mr. Garment helped Nixon in a triumphal round of campaigning for Congressional candidates in 1966, Nixon told him: “You’re never going to make it in politics, Len. You just don’t know how to lie.”

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