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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-05 07:27 AM
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Plame, Gannon & The New American Revolution
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The NYT reports that Reps. John Conyers and Louise Slaughter have sent a letter to Patrick "the Bulldog" Fitzgerald, regarding White House operative "Gannon." See:

http://www.nytimes.com/200502/11/politics/11gannon.html

It reminds this old timer of January 1973, when the newly re-elected Richard Nixon's popularity was at an all-time high. He was announcing plans for his "New American Revolution," in which he intended to: {1} consolidate the power of the executive branch, including bringing unlimited power into the White House; {2} to cut social programs in such a way as to take political power from the upper-middle "professional" class; {3} manipulate the media to project an image that was false, at best; and {4} to change the way the federal government operated.

There was, however, a scandal brewing close to the surface of the national consciosness. While a segment of Americans were aware of the Watergate issue(s) before the election, it had not become the issue the democrats had expected.

Many in the democratic left were demoralized by the recent election. They had lost faith in the ability of the citizens to recognize a crook in office. They were disgusted by Nixon's bizarre manipulation of the violence in Vietnam to suit his political purposes.

But Nixon had crossed the wrong people. Way too many people, in fact. First, the Watergate issue festered; some of Nixon's top advisors were stripped away. Then in a surgical strike still unappreciated, VP Agnew was taken down.

It's happening, folks!
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