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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2013, 05:50 PM

36. This is all in the book "The Presidents Club".

 

The Nixon/Johnson stuff anyway. The book is a most excellent read that I highly recommend.

Nixon wanted the files, yes. He set up the burglary, yes. But he protected LBJ and the Presidency itself by taking the fall he did. LBJ had illegally wiretapped Nixon and bugged his campaign plane. That's how Johnson knew that Nixon sabotaged the peace talks but he couldn't say anything because of how he obtained the information. It's quite fascinating.

Nixon and Carter are my favorites from the book. Nixon was an incredibly smart man and Carter is a great person who truly only cares about doing the right thing, politics be damned.

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