The Democrats hoping to impeach Trump had the really bad idea to roll in 80 year old John Dean to claim that Trump is worse than Nixon. I was all of 17 when John Dean ceased to be relevant in American public life, and Mr. Dean may be unfamiliar to readers much under my current 62 years of age. He was the slimy White House counsel for Richard Nixon, who quickly turned state’s evidence to save his hide, and thus became a popular figure on the Left. Since that time, he has developed a cottage industry of lamenting that every Republican President since Nixon is worse than Nixon, a perpetual repeat cycle that makes him a beloved fixture on the loony Left. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee hearing his rant gave him a suitable reception:
Democrats lamented that none of the networks were giving live coverage to the Dean fiasco. They were lucky.