The photo of Nelson Rockefeller is one of our favorite political photos ever. It was 1976, and by then he knew he would not be the nominee for president in 1976. So, Nelson kicked back and lived the good life as the Vice President.
At a rally, a heckler was hucking verbal garbage at him, and Rocky leaned across the podium and gave him a righteous finger. The photo appeared in newspapers everywhere the next day. People were offended a man of such high office and supposed dignity could resort to a crude gesture like the finger. The rest of us mostly thought it was just awesome a politician could show exactly what he was feeling.
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