And Speaking of John Dean in Orange County . . .
UPDATED WITH CORRECTED GENDER FOR ONE MAN, JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ANOTHER (THANK YOU, REV. TAYLOR).
Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, whose June appearance drew 300 people to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and the wrath of the private Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation, is returning to Orange County next month.
"The Fullerton Public Library proudly presents an author talk with John W. Dean, best-selling author of Worse Than Watergate," states the flier from the cultural facility (which you can view after the jump). As he did during his first-ever visit to the Nixon Library, Dean will promote a new edition of his Watergate remembrances, Blind Ambition.
Many Nixonites believe Dean was the real White House criminal mastermind and that he let his boss take the fall. Meanwhile, Robert Nedelkoff--who
But foundation board president Sandy Quinn said of Dean to the Orange County Register last month, "He's disgraced and has been disbarred. He's so controversial ... and [Blind Ambition] is not a new book. It's 33 years old. It would have been more serving and non-partisan if it would [have been] point-counterpoint."
She He also faulted Naftali for not first consulting with the foundation, which has presented (and still is presenting) such controversial conservative speakers as Ann Coulter, Dick Morris and Bill O'Reilly at the Nixon Library without consulting Naftali.
"The controversy about me coming here is petty," Dean reportedly said before his Nixon Library debut. "I don't see what the benefit is. The foundation is reviving the dark side of Richard Nixon."
He is scheduled to speak 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the library's Osborne Auditorium. Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Visit FullertonLibrary.org or their Facebook page for more information.
Of course, the big question now is: Will the Friends of Fullerton Public Library stop donating to the library for bringing Dean back?