On this day in 1973, Richard Nixon stood before the nation, looked everybody straight in the eye, and announced: “I am not a crook.” He resigned in a mushroom cloud of scandal the next August after it had become pretty clear that he was absolutely full of shit.
The Watergate Hotel, part of the complex that was the site of the break-in that brought down Richard Nixon and put a permanent dent in America’s trust in its government, is being reopened after a thorough revamp. Apparently the key cards will boast, “No Need to Break In.”
The front pages of All The President's Men list a cast of characters; out of the 52 names, 51 are men. So the BBC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in by interviewing the women who are considered minor characters but helped expose the scandal, like Judy Hoback, the bookkeeper who Woodward and…
Depending on who you ask, former President Richard Nixon's legacy was either one of a paranoid megalomaniac or visionary of foreign policy realpolitik. Now, add another set of conflicting descriptors to the Tricky Dick's legacy — impassioned, inflamed penner of love notes.