For the Nixon Resignation Anniversary: 8 Pictures of Him Looking Extremely Awkward
Our long national nightmare ended 37 years ago Monday, when Richard Nixon became the only president (so far) to resign from the office.
Nixon's career has always been fascinating, and modern audiences have a difficult time understanding how someone who was so not made for the camera could win the White House.
It wasn't just his appearance: Few prominent people have been as uncomfortable in their skin as Nixon. (We mean physically, but obviously it's not limited to that.)
Here are eight pictures showing Nixon at his awkward best.
6. With a yo-yo and Roy Acuff
At the Grand Ole Opry, Nixon not only failed with the yo-yo, he tried to tell the audience about a dinner at the White House with recently released POWs:
We had some fine Hollywood stars, you know, singing some of the more modern music that is --well, it is a little hard to understand. I mean, well, I was going to say a moment ago, you have a tendency to pay a little more attention to what the girls are not wearing than hearing the music, but you did a little of that tonight here, too, I can see. But she could sing, she could sing.