Now I can't stop writing these things
THIRTY SECONDS OF HISTORY
SEPTEMBER 26, 1960
THE NIXON, KENNEDY DEBATES
Nixon sits in a make-up chair
A young man with a powder puff stands
with his hands on his hips
Ted Rogers (Nixon’s television adviser)
enters the room at a run
What the hell is going on? We have to be on set in two
Go ahead say it. You know you want to.
The word is faggot Dick.
This young man here wants me to put make-up on me. I’m not
wearing make-up. I’m not a.. a...
The word is drag queen. You really do need to get out more
Stop calling him that! His name is Richard. Richard Nixon.
The Vice-President of the United States. Show some respect.
I didn’t vote for him. I’m pulling my lever for that bronze
cutie from Massachusetts. Meow!
Is that what you want me to look like out there Ted? Is it? A Bronze cutie? Really?
Honey. You couldn’t look any worse.
Come on. We need to get to the set.
Nixon gets up from the chair and leaves
Ted holds back a moment
I’ll deal with you later.
I’m counting on it tiger.
He blows Ted a kiss
Ted catches it and puts it in his