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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-03-05 09:26 PM
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3. Absolute power
That's what it was all about, and that's why it's scary to watch what's going on again.

Nixon and his thugs didn't just want to win re-election - they wanted to destroy the "other side," and, because he and his cohorts were angry, paranoid, evil men, then they wanted to destroy everyone on the "other side."

It was about rage, power, and paranoia.

I really do urge you to read Woodward and Bernstein's "All The President's Men." It's still the definitive study - I think - of what happened. (You'll need to make a chart to follow the characters.)
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  -Are there many/any in here who even know what Watergate was about? Imagevision  Jun-03-05 09:24 PM   #0 
  - This would be better posted in GD:Politics, my friend nt  expatriot   Jun-03-05 09:25 PM   #1 
  - This is LBN?  Atman   Jun-03-05 09:26 PM   #2 
  - Absolute power  OldLeftieLawyer   Jun-03-05 09:26 PM   #3 
  - But for all that, there were something like twice as many  NCevilDUer   Jun-03-05 09:32 PM   #5 
  - They were quite the times.weren't they?  candy   Jun-03-05 09:35 PM   #7 
  - You've got it right!  recovering democrat   Jun-03-05 09:48 PM   #11 
  - Mr. Pretzeldent... is that you?  notadmblnd   Jun-03-05 09:31 PM   #4 
  - CREEP  whatgives   Jun-03-05 09:34 PM   #6 
  - I always loved CREEP as a deliciously ironic acronym.  evlbstrd   Jun-03-05 10:04 PM   #12 
     - appropriate name n/t  whatgives   Jun-03-05 10:30 PM   #13 
  - It was about getting your cartoons pre-empted every afternoon  LeighAnn   Jun-03-05 09:36 PM   #8 
  - Nixon was deeply paranoid. He had an "enemies list"  ocelot   Jun-03-05 09:39 PM   #9 
  - He was a paranoid asshat surrounded by pseudo-military asshats  roguevalley   Jun-03-05 09:44 PM   #10 
  - Clumsy KKKarl Roves  KT2000   Jun-03-05 11:05 PM   #14 
 

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