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If memory serves, nattering nabobs were on Spiro Agnew's list.
Here's a news flash for you: Spiro Agnew was Nixon's VP!

And his whole quote was "nattering nabobs of negativism..." Which is just a long-winded way of saying Kookberger!

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Didn't Agnew have a nickname the press tagged him with? What was it?
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Here's a news flash for you: Spiro Agnew was Nixon's VP!

And his whole quote was "nattering nabobs of negativism..." Which is just a long-winded way of saying Kookberger!
Thanks for flashing but I didn't think it was necessary to point out the obvious.

Incidentally, the phrase was actually written by William Safire, who was a Nixon/Agnew speechwriter at the time.

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