" "Well, miss, you're not the first--and you won't be the last. Your strength can compensate for my weakness, and your wisdom can help to minimize my mistakes. "Then what am I to tell him?" "You needn't tell him anything. For myself, I ask only, in the words of an ancient leader: "Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?" *** Richard Milhous Nixon First Inaugural Address Monday, January 20, 1969 Senator Dirksen, Mr.