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Sunday, August 08, 2004

Memories of Nixon

Elisabeth L. Donovan of the Miami Herald discusses her memories of Nixon's resignation in "Newsroom tension before Nixon resigned:"

As national-desk researcher, my job that day was to track Nixon's schedule over the last two weeks and compile the numbers of White House and campaign advisors and other individuals and corporations being prosecuted for the coverup and campaign-finance violations.

G. Gordon Liddy is probably one of the more memorable characters from the Nixon era. Memorable only because he's in the public eye with his radio talk show. What does he say about the affair now, 30 years later?

"I was seeking to preserve the presidency of Richard Nixon by my silence. And I was successful for a time," said Liddy, host of The G. Gordon Liddy Show based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Via: Courier Post Online: Nixon aide has no regrets. Well, yeah. Nothing new there.

Posted by Marie at August 8, 2004 3:27 PM


Engineering Liddy's show on WHCO in Sparta a few years ago, I laughed incredibly as a caller phoned in and tried to convince the G-Man that Nixon had John Lennon killed. The man calling in was absolutely incensed at Liddy's refusal to believe that our former Commander-in-Chief had the Liverpudlian killed, until, of course, Liddy came back with the ultimate retort: if Nixon had wanted Lennon, or anyone else, for that matter, killed, he'd have gone to Liddy to do it. The caller had no response to that.

Posted by: Peter at August 9, 2004 1:16 AM

Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen. Personally, I prefer a good conspiracy tour.

P.S. I always love that you're from the Sparta where portions of the original "In the Heat of the Night" were filmed as opposed to the other Sparta where it wasn't filmed.

Posted by: Marie at August 9, 2004 3:32 PM