Quotation by Nora Ephron

The Washington press corps thinks that Julie Nixon Eisenhower is the only member of the Nixon Administration who has any credibility—and, as one journalist put it, this is not to say that anyone believes what she is saying but simply that people believe she believes what she is saying ... it is almost as if she is the only woman in America over the age of twenty who still thinks her father is exactly what she thought he was when she was six.
Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Crazy Salad, ch. 20 (1973).

On the younger daughter of President Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994), who, when this was written, was steadfastly denying any involvement in the constellation of unethical and illegal activities, and the "cover-up" of them, known collectively as the "Watergate" scandal. Eisenhower was more publicly vocal in her support of him than was any other member of his family. A year later, he would resign in order to avoid impeachment.
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