april 29 1994

Just today I had a problem and I said to the person working with me, ‘I wish I could pick up the phone and call Richard Nixon and ask him what he thinks we ought to do about this.’

President Bill Clinton, on missing Richard Nixon’s advice after his death, April 29, 1994.

Unlike his predecessors and despite their political differences, Clinton frequently sought out Nixon’s counsel, particularly on foreign policy, early in his Presidency and up until Nixon’s death a week before this quote.