Spiro Agnew

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Spiro Theodore Agnew (9 November 1918 – 17 September 1996) Thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States, under President Richard Nixon; born Spiro Anagnostopoulos


  • Perhaps the place to start looking for a credibility gap is not in the offices of the Government in Washington but in the studios of the networks in New York!
    • From speech delivered Nov 13, 1969 in Des Moines, Iowa
  • A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
    • Denouncing Moratorium Day protest against Vietnam War; in NY "Times," 20 Oct 69
  • In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
    • Speech, San Diego, 11 Sept 1970.
    • Agnew's signature quip against everything perceived to be liberal, particularly the media at that time.


  • The United States, for all its faults, is still the greatest nation in the country.

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