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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-05 12:53 AM
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67. YOU fail to understand or read history
Edited on Wed Jun-01-05 12:58 AM by nomatrix
"After a couple of terms as a Congressman from Texas, Bush was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations by President Richard M. Nixon. Afterwards Nixon appointed him chairman of the Republican National Committee. So Bush spent Watergate as head of the Republican party. Oddly enough, as RNC chairman Bush had an (unofficial) office inside the White House. So anyway, Bush was the guy who ultimately had to ask Nixon to resign, which he was too chicken to do face-to-face. So he wrote a memo:

Dear Mr. President,
It is my considered judgment that you should now resign. I expect in your lonely embattled position this would seem to you as an act of disloyalty from one you have supported and helped in so many ways. My own view is that I would now ill serve a President whose massive accomplishments I will always respect and whose family I love, if I did not now give you my judgment. Until this moment resignation has been no answer at all, but given the impact of the latest development, and it will be a lasting one, I now firmly feel resignation is best for the country, best for this President. I believe this view is held by most Republican leaders across the country. This letter is much more difficult because of the gratitude I will always have for you. If you do leave office history will properly record your achievements with a lasting respect.

Nixon quit the following day, and Gerald Ford became President. In October 1974, Ford sent Bush to China as the second pseudo-ambassador to that country since Mao's revolution. Apparently, there wasn't much for him to do. When the Chinese wanted something from Washington, they didn't bother with Bush. They would just call up Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Bush was completely superfluous.

After spending a year sitting on his ass in China, Bush was tapped to head the Central Intelligence Agency in January 1976. He shuffled papers as Director of Central Intelligence for a year until Ford lost to Georgia governor Jimmy Carter. Consequently, Bush had four years of downtime." /

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  -Mark Felt - crime lord Poppy Bush's fall guy. ClassWarrior  May-31-05 11:49 AM   #0 
  - I just posted this on another Felt thread, but it's worth looking at  whistle   May-31-05 11:51 AM   #1 
  - Bob Woodward, US military intelligence agent Operation Mockingbird  EVDebs   May-31-05 02:53 PM   #34 
  - Ask Bob or Carl only they know for sure, or are they talking yet? edit:  gordianot   May-31-05 11:51 AM   #2 
  - Poppy Bush was the real Deep Throat. Everyone else around him were  blm   May-31-05 11:55 AM   #3 
  - So you think Poppy was a hero?  11cents   May-31-05 12:01 PM   #4 
  - Hero? No. Self serving egotist? Yes! n/t  napi21   May-31-05 12:03 PM   #6 
  - No, he's an evil, vengeful crime lord.  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 12:03 PM   #7 
  - Think about it. blm's stating Bush engineered the removal of Nixon.  Octafish   May-31-05 12:40 PM   #18 
  - Uh, perhaps, but  Eloriel   May-31-05 09:34 PM   #59 
  - You've got to be kidding. Bush was clearing the way for his own 1980 run.  blm   May-31-05 01:16 PM   #28 
  - Don't forget the Slam Dunk BS!  Geek_Girl   May-31-05 09:00 PM   #53 
  - Only if you think what DeLay did to Gingrich was heroic.  tsuki   May-31-05 03:41 PM   #36 
  - Ditto.  fooj   May-31-05 12:06 PM   #8 
  - What proof is there it back this up?  Freddie Stubbs   May-31-05 09:00 PM   #52 
  - There Is Not A Shred Of Proof Backing The Assertion, Mr. Stubbs  The Magistrate   May-31-05 09:10 PM   #55 
  - It's simply a theory - as has been all speculation on DT...  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 09:10 PM   #56 
  - What circumstantial evidence?  Freddie Stubbs   May-31-05 09:24 PM   #57 
     - The DU expert on the subject is Octafish, I'm told.  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 09:28 PM   #58 
  - The whole BFEE story of manipulations from WW2 to today. It fits their MO  blm   Jun-01-05 07:17 AM   #68 
  - Agreed.  zann725   Jun-01-05 12:00 AM   #65 
  - I don't think it was Felt. How many people really ever heard of him?  napi21   May-31-05 12:02 PM   #5 
  - Very, very valid point. n/t  Stand and Fight   May-31-05 12:16 PM   #10 
  - I'd heard of hiim.  11cents   May-31-05 12:41 PM   #19 
  - Anybody who studied Watergate knows him  Nederland   May-31-05 01:30 PM   #30 
  - Felt may or may not be DT, bush* SR may or may not by DT,  fob   May-31-05 04:21 PM   #37 
  - Right about one thing  Nederland   May-31-05 05:02 PM   #38 
  - You believe everything that is printed in the press?  fob   May-31-05 05:14 PM   #39 
     - The debate is over  Nederland   Jun-01-05 09:22 AM   #70 
        - "Move along, there's nothing to see here..."  ClassWarrior   Jun-01-05 09:51 AM   #71 
        - Yeah. I'm not yet convinced by the media story but now that nederland  fob   Jun-01-05 10:20 AM   #73 
           - Missing the point  Nederland   Jun-01-05 01:45 PM   #76 
              - Not missing the point. The ability to trust Woodward IS the point.  fob   Jun-01-05 04:11 PM   #77 
              - And please don't call them the "MSM."  ClassWarrior   Jun-01-05 04:16 PM   #78 
        - I am wrong? That's pretty forward of you considering I haven't said  fob   Jun-01-05 10:18 AM   #72 
  - The Mark guy would have been more credible if the entire right wing  higher class   May-31-05 09:06 PM   #54 
     - Huh? The rightwing is DEMONIZING Felt -- have been all day  Eloriel   May-31-05 09:43 PM   #60 
        - I saw part of (is the name?) Connected, then Dan Abrams, and the  higher class   May-31-05 09:56 PM   #61 
  - YOU fail to understand or read history  nomatrix   Jun-01-05 12:53 AM   #67 
  - I had heard of him  theboss   Jun-01-05 10:46 AM   #74 
  - any information to support this?  imenja   May-31-05 12:14 PM   #9 
  - Any information to support the theory that the Bush** family are a pit...  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 12:19 PM   #11 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-31-05 12:20 PM   #12 
        - Note the text in the body of the OP: "Discuss."  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 12:23 PM   #13 
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              - ROFLMAO.  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 12:30 PM   #15 
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                                      - To be clear, I responded to questions about "evidence" by saying...  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 01:19 PM   #29 
                                         - If you were trying to prompt a discussion ....  11cents   May-31-05 01:39 PM   #31 
                                            - So theories can't be the basis of a discussion?  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 03:00 PM   #35 
                                - Deleted message  Name removed   May-31-05 01:05 PM   #25 
  - Damn, it's seems I always miss the action.  cat_girl25   May-31-05 02:41 PM   #32 
  - LOL  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 02:48 PM   #33 
  - I guess you struck a cord (although I did get to hear it).  JRob   May-31-05 06:20 PM   #47 
  - I was just thinking the same thing. Damn!  JRob   May-31-05 06:16 PM   #46 
  - Case closed.  Placebo   May-31-05 05:25 PM   #40 
  - I see. So you believe corporate journalist Bob Woodward?  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 05:29 PM   #41 
     - ...  Placebo   May-31-05 05:36 PM   #42 
        - Mullen & Co.'s Robert F. Bennett LOL !  EVDebs   May-31-05 06:00 PM   #43 
        - You're wrong!  name not needed   May-31-05 06:01 PM   #44 
        - ...  Placebo   May-31-05 07:59 PM   #50 
        - So, because I asked if YOU trust the man, you've assumed I don't?  ClassWarrior   May-31-05 07:30 PM   #49 
  - Just a question...  fooj   May-31-05 06:12 PM   #45 
  - PPS: Doesn't this stink of yet another brilliant MEDIA DIVERSION?  JRob   May-31-05 06:24 PM   #48 
  - Hey, where's my wallet!  RUMMYisFROSTED   May-31-05 08:47 PM   #51 
     - LOL!  JRob   May-31-05 10:00 PM   #62 
  - Absurd.  Zynx   May-31-05 10:20 PM   #63 
  - Threads like this make us look like loons. nt  smartvoter   May-31-05 10:27 PM   #64 
  - The TRUE loons are the Media who push "Truths" they know are lies.  zann725   Jun-01-05 12:05 AM   #66 
  - Speak for yourself.  ClassWarrior   Jun-01-05 07:31 AM   #69 
     - Of course not. But that street runs both ways. nt  smartvoter   Jun-01-05 11:44 AM   #75 
  - one problem with the poppy theory  onenote   Jun-01-05 04:45 PM   #79 
  - Very unlikely to have been "Poppy"...  evermind   Jun-01-05 05:33 PM   #80 

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