“Doodling is a 20th-century form….You had the rise of bureaucracy and meetings and the demise of the secretary who would take notes for you.”
– doodle by Richard Nixon
Doodling is also, of course, the result of cheap and plentiful pens and paper.
A chronic doodler myself, I’m fascinated by the idea that you could psychoanalyze people by their doodles.
Kurt Vonnegut called Nixon “the first president to hate American people and all they stand for.” His doodles don’t seem to render him any better. I mean, isn’t that doodle just terrifying?
Check out other doodles by ex-presidents.