A political leader of the twentieth century. Agnew was elected vice president in 1968 and 1972 as the running mate of Richard Nixon. He attacked opponents of the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, calling them “an effete corps of impudent snobs” and “nattering nabobs of negativism.” In 1973 Agnew pleaded nolo contendere to charges of income tax evasion and resigned from office.
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The first, Spiro Agnew, won in 1966 as the liberal running against a segregationist Democrat.
Those tickets are now being refunded after Fraser Agnew, the mayor of Newtownabbey sided with his fellow Unionists.
Bill casually proposes to Hillary as the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew plays in the background.Some of the Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ the Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex, Scandal, More|Marlow Stern|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Aaron Burr and Richard Cheney (Spiro Agnew's peccadilloes are miniscule in comparison), some two centuries apart.
Is Sarah Palin morphing from Spiro Agnew to the new Nixon before our eyes?
Mr. Agnew saw the picture, recognised its merit, and wrote a cheque for the full amount asked.
But that prize must be deducted from the profits of the performance, objected the practical Nellie Agnew.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
The sixth brigade, commanded by Brigadier Agnew, was moved the 22d to sustain the post of Mamaroneck.Conduct of Sir William Howe|Israel Mauduit
In a heat he walked out of the operators' office to find Agnew; the two men met near the water tank.
Agnew looked at him as a sympathizing man looks at a lunatic, and calmly shook his head.