McCall took the oath of office from Chief Justice Burger shortly after noon the following day. Nixon had been carried off the White House lawn in a Marine helicopter, giving a final salute to gathered supporters.
-- McCallandia by Bill Hall.
Bill Hall's clever new political novel, McCallandia, imagines what America would have been like if Tom McCall, Oregon's popular, environmentally-friendly governor, had succeeded Richard Nixon as President after Watergate.
McCall was a moderate Republican, best remembered for passage of Oregon's Bottle Bill and making the state's ocean beaches public. He also played a small roll in counter-culture history when he countenanced Oregon's mini version of Woodstock, Vortex I, the "only state-sponsored rock festival."
You can order McCallandia from Nestucca Spit Press or Powell's Books.
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