What Nixon Didn’t Do

Nixon V for victory

Nixon didn’t

Voluntarily release the Watergate tape

and then

Lie through his teeth about what was in the tapes

even though

The lies could easily be disproved by listening to the tapes, or reading the transcripts

nor did he

Threaten to shoot as a traitor any politician who gave an accurate account of what was in the tapes.

That’s because

Sometimes, in life, you have to choose between Column A and Column B

like, for example,

Choosing between a coverup of your bad acts versus a defense of your bad acts.