Friday, October 1, 2010

Air Ken

In the second-day story in the LA Times on California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman's housekeeper, Nixon White House aide Ken Khachigian says:
They've got to take the oxygen away from the fire in terms of the follow-up.
In terms of the metaphor, that's a durable one for Khachigian. He was the Cox family's tactician (see the "secret maneuvers" file) when it differed with the Eisenhowers over the ownership and structure of the Nixon library and with me over how much money family members would get from Nixon's estate. Strike a match under the aide, he advised. In May 2002, "Time" reported:
Khachigian...calls Taylor "oxygen on this fire..."

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