President Nixon: Alone in the White House 15

On  page 301 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves tells the following story:

“On February 3, Nixon canceled an NSC meeting and called in Kissinger, Haldeman, Mitchell, and Connally.  After more than an hour, the President went into the small study off the Oval Office and stripped to his underwear, listening to the others as his chiropractor, Dr. Kenneth Riland, manipulated and massaged his back.  Then he came back into the discussion wearing only underpants and sat down, telling Kissinger and Haldeman to issue the order: phase two, the ARVN invasion, was ‘Go.'”

Awkward!

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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