Thursday, June 02, 2005

Watergate, the musical!

Just when you thought you had seen it all. Now the Republican Guards come out and tell you, "hey, you know what? Watergate wasn't that bad after all!" Henry "the K" Kissinger says that all the Nixon talk on the tapes about break-ins and cover-ups was just "a habit of making grandiloquent statements. This was his way of letting off steam to prove that he was macho." Peggy Noonan, a tireless self-righteous and so proud of herself as a defender of anything and everything the right, right wing does says Charles Colson was a hero and Mark Felt caused millions of deaths in Southeast Asia after Nixon's resignation. That's the party line from the Republican Guards, that Deep Throat is the cause of mass murder in Vietnam and Cambodia. I guess personal responsibility is for Newsweek, Mark Felt and anyone except Republicans. Noonan does in passing think its "terrible when an American president lies and surrounds himself by dirty tricksters." Sounds like good clean Halloween-style fun when you put it that way Bitsy. When you listen to the Nixon tapes, the ones released since keepers of the flame resist all the tapes' release to the public, it sounds like John Gotti talking to Sammy "the Bull" Gravano upstairs at the Raven club rather than the Oval Office. But I'm sure Nixon wore his suit jacket in there just like W so I guess it makes it ok by comparison to another president who wasn't wearing their pants in the same office 25 years later. Seems equivalent. Remember a double murder and jaywalking are both crimes.


Blogger Ellen Beth said...

Don't forget the crime of not marrying your fiance. Feel so safe now that the runaway bride has been brought to justice swiftly. Ken Lay has yet to be tried.

9:13 PM  
Blogger scott heiman said...

Saw a great article by Jonathan Alter in Newsweek regarding what would have happened if Watergate happened today.

The funny thing is that a different version has happened. Imagine if Clinton or any other Democrat was in office with a Republican House and Senate and the same thing happened in Iraq that has happened today.

We would be talking impeachment. Lying to the public and sending American kids to die for a lie.

A must read.

2:15 PM  

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