Richard Nixon’s brother told local Republicans yesterday that the former president resigned not with disgrace but with honor and disappointment. “He valued his office so highly, he resigned in honor,” Edward Nixon said The younger Nixon, an alternate energy proponent himself, said his brother was disappointed that his energy independence mission was cut short. He explained that his brother was one of three presidents to address alternative energy and that he had some good ideas we could use today. While promoting his new book, “The Nixons: A Family Portrait,” Nixon spoke about and signed copies of his book at Applewood House of Pancakes yesterday. The Georgetown County Republican Party sponsored the event, but people from other areas of the state also attended. Nixon said his book, which he has been working on for about 22 years, is about the value of the American family. He said he wrote it to finish his own family's story and to put his brother's presidency in perspective. “When you think about it, strong families are the breeding ground of a great republic,” he said. Edward Nixon is Richard Nixon's youngest brother; they are separated by 17 years. “I knew him as an older brother, a second father, a mentor,” he said. Nixon, at 79 years old, is a geologist, the president of Nixon World Enterprises, Inc., a firm that specializes in developing international trade and investment opportunities, and the current chairman of the Pyron Solar Advisory Board in San Diego, Calif. He pursues the responsible use of natural resources around the globe. Next week, he will make his 35th trip to China and conclude a deal selling high efficiency solar energy conversion technology.
“He valued his office so highly, he resigned in honor,” --- Proclaiming it to be honourable doesn't just automatically make it so. A few million people would beg to differ.
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