The wall comes down.
A new day dawned in politics. Too bad it lasted only a day!
Be sure to pack those bricks in Styrofoam peanuts and put them into storage – you will be needing them again in 45 years….
It has been at least speculated that Ford’s principal motivation for pardoning Nixon was that any investigation, let alone trial, would put a spotlight on the imperial Presidency itself. Ford, as the hack who had inherited that institution, would rather not see it questioned.