Commenter Of The Day: Happy Birthday Richard Nixon EditionMatt Hardigree1/09/09 5:30pmFiled to: Commenter Of The DayCOTD45EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIf Richard Nixon were still alive he'd be celebrating his 95th birthday today. Though a figure who still prompts conflicting emotions, a living Nixon would surely provide interesting insight into the problems of China and the Middle East. Despite his political problems, and a general disinterest in domestic policy, Nixon had a brilliant mind when it came to foreign policy. He saw a way around the Taiwan question and, with a sudden (to the public at least) trip to China, he started the path for normalized diplomatic relations with the country. Considering the feelings in the country about Communism, Russia and the Asian continent in general it was an incredibly bold move requiring testicular fortitude rivaled only, according to Cognitive_Friction, by the guy who stole Princess Beatrice's BMW from under police protection.