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Nixon and Hoover by KraljAleksandar Nixon and Hoover by KraljAleksandar
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 April 22, 1994) and John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 May 2, 1972).
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japanesefallow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Hoover: Mr.President, I wish you would stop--
Nixon: Shut up! Pat let Checkers of the lead in here.
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
hehe :P
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japanesefallow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Damn I'm random. My opinion
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mobile707 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Nixon spent 3 years of his presidency trying to work up the stones to either fire Hoover, or in some other way get him to step down from the FBI. He never could do it, though.
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
I wonder why..;)
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mobile707 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Why Nixon (a.) wanted to get Hoover to step down from the FBI? or why Nixon (b.) always backed down from the inevitable confrontation?
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
many reasons..power and politic.
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mobile707 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Nixon desired Hoover to step down from the FBI Director's position for two main reasons, IMHO. First, for the simple and obvious reason that he wanted to name Hoover's replacement, and thus have (presumably) a pro-Nixon/pro-GOP individual in that office for a decade or more to come. Secondly, for the less-obvious-but-still-true reason that Hoover's paranoia, secrecy, and bureaucratic-aggression were finally reaching a point that even someone as conservative as Nixon wished to do something about it. And finally (call it reason "2-A"), Hoover's agency was proving itself useless against the kind of physical and political threats (or "threats", as the case may be) associated with the so-called "New Left" (i.e., Greenwich Village bombing of March 1970, Univ. of Wisconsin bombing of August 1970, publication of the McNamara Report ("Pentagon Papers") in June 1971, etc., etc.).

As for why Nixon never did pull the plug on Hoover's dominion, well as my initial comment indicated, Nixon was simply lacking a certain attribute that would be necessary for standing up to a man like Hoover. For all his Red-baiting, aggressive reputation, Nixon was really a fearful man, not just conflict-averse but even reclusive, who tried to operate the presidency by coming into contact with as few people as humanly possible. It didn't work out too well.
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TOMCAVANAUGH Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Hey! I used a thumbnail of this deviation in a review of the movie J.EDGAR! Sorry I didn't get to tell you sooner, but wasn't until this week that the pictures were working. Thanks for posting this picture and I hope the link brings you many hits!
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Cool! :)
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RicoPeekabo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Amazing picture!
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RetroTimeWarp Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My God they're scheming! Just look at Nixon's face! :iconnixonplz:
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
:))))
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MajorDbag Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Oh yeah, Nixon and Hoover; the dream team! Everyone loves thema nd there hasn't been any release of internal documents since the 1970s which has tainted their stellar reputations as true American heroes!
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Yes.. they are real Batman and Robin! ;)
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture!
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KraljAleksandar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff!
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