David C. Holzman
by David C. Holzman
mack nixon

Mack had always admired Richard Milhous Nixon, starting with the Checkers speech, but especially after the disgraced ex-president had begun to emerge as an elder statesman. “The man won’t give up,” says Mack, noting that even President Clinton, whose wife, Hillary Rodham, had worked on the Watergate investigation for the House Judiciary Committee, had invited the former President to the White House for consultations. When Mack heard they were making the Frost/Nixon movie, he drove himself across the country and banged on doors in LA until they said he could try out for the lead role. He claims he almost got it, and that even Ron Howard admits that he–Mack–looks a lot more like Nixon than does Frank Langella. Now, back at the gas station in Maynard, Mass, if you tell Mack he looks like Nixon, you could almost swear the ol’ cuss is smiling.

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Jun 26, 2010

    Mack is the car. If that doesn't make it clear for you, email me at

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    • Probert Probert on Jun 27, 2010

      A little snarky. I wasn't aware that it was our job to interpret your kinky wet dreams involving old thieves and crooks.

  • Robert.Walter Robert.Walter on Jun 26, 2010

    Good fodder for a Barbara Walters Interview... Walters: "Myster Pwasident: If ewe had twurn signals, wytch won wyould bwe bwinking?" Nixon: "Barbara, that is a very good question which I would like to answer without equivocation."

  • Obbop Obbop on Jun 26, 2010

    One of the funniest bathroom graffitis I ever read; Don't change Dicks in the middle of a screw Vote for Nixon in '72

  • Pete Madsen Pete Madsen on Jun 27, 2010

    obbop, that reminds me of the Committee to Re-elect the President with its acronym CREEP; also the bumper sticker I saw at the time "FOUR MORE YEARS? WHY NOT FIVE TO TWENTY?" I'd connect the grin of a '54 Caddy to Nixon before the Chev.