"I am not unaware of the fact that the great majority of the people working in the Special Prosecutor's Office did not support me for president. So if I could give one last bit of advice: taking the double standard is going to make you much more popular with the Washington press corps, with the Georgetown social set, if you ever go to Georgetown, with the power elite in this country. But on the other hand, think of your children — they are going to judge you in the pages of history." - Richard Nixon, newly released grand jury testimony, June 24, 1975.It's fascinating that Nixon, having been leader of the free world, did not consider himself part of the power-elite in the country. That he would even reference a power-elite is more incredible.
Runner up quote of the day, same testimony (and classic Nixon).
"I don't recall that those specific names were in the discussion," he snapped. "I mean, if you want me to lie about it, I will be glad to." Pause. "Well, better strike that last."