|Courtesy of the National Archives.|
There's already been a decent amount of coverage about Nixon's connections to Disney. Still, researching the topic myself, I come across some interesting things. This letter from 1956 personally requests then Vice President Nixon appear on the Micky Mouse Club show to address the question "Why should I be a Republican?" Most likely meant for a segment about the upcoming election, Nixon was unfortunately unable to fit the appearance into this schedule.
Apparently it was only a tight schedule that prevented the appearance, as two years later Nixon appeared on an episode of the program. Unfortunately, recordings of the episode or even transcripts of it are not readily available online, but it's safe to assume he probably didn't talk about his dog Checkers or sweat too much in front of the camera. At least, I hope not.
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