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I Love Watergate. I Love it Still.

June 17, 2015

Lest we forget



I love Watergate.  I love every aspect of the story and the delicious way it unfolded, and continues to unfold in the marvellous retellings.  Hands up who’s seen this movie for example – the subtly titled Dick – which turns out to be Watergate retold as a high school comedy?   One thing I like about it is the fact that Dan Hedaya and Saul Rubinek, who had only been given small parts in Oliver Stone’s epic Nixon a few years earlier are subsequently promoted in Dick to the roles of Nixon and Kissinger respectively.

It’s the forty-third anniversary of the Watergate break in today (strictly speaking – the anniversary of the second unsuccessful break in where they got caught). In the space of two years, despite the best efforts of a criminal president, a republican constitution provided for the legal means whereby a head of state could be peacefully…

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