Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fantastic article in the Boston Globe about Thompson.

Not all would put a heroic sheen on Thompson's Watergate role

By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff | July 4, 2007

WASHINGTON -- The day before Senate Watergate Committee minority counsel Fred Thompson made the inquiry that launched him into the national spotlight -- asking an aide to President Nixon whether there was a White House taping system -- he telephoned Nixon's lawyer.

Thompson tipped off the White House that the committee knew about the taping system and would be making the information public. In his all-but-forgotten Watergate memoir, "At That Point in Time," Thompson said he acted with "no authority" in divulging the committee's knowledge of the tapes, which provided the evidence that led to Nixon's resignation.

It was one of many Thompson leaks to the Nixon team.....

Worst thing about it is that the Rabid Authoritarian Republican Fascist Freaks that loved Nixon will just find this exciting and endearing. Ugh.


At 10:53 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Ugh Ugh Ugh.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Basheert said...

Look the guy is a "voice" ... that's it. He's totally unqualified and in fact, wasn't even interested in being a Senator when he was one.

I will say however that Richard Nixon is looking better these days. Just when we all thought we'd never see anything as bad as Nixon...along comes "this" blot on humanity.

And Nixon, in the end, resigned for the good of the country.

Sociopaths don't have a conscience so doubtful we'll see anything like that from the Idiot in Chief.

At 4:50 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Basheert: So well said.


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