1. 10

    It was accountability that Nixon feared.

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  2. 9

    When you see how the President makes political or policy decisions, you see who he is. The essence of the Presidency is decision-making.

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  3. 8

    I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes, and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking and providing information to Carl and myself.

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  4. 7

    Getting up in the morning and having work you love is what makes life different for people. If you get into a position where you don't love what you're doing, get off it.

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  5. 6

    I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.

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  6. 5

    Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.

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  7. 4

    Sometimes,doing nothing is the best reaction.

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  8. 3

    The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up. And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied. That he was a criminal.

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  9. 2

    The source known as Deep Throat provided a kind of road map through the scandal. His one consistent message was that the Watergate burglary was just the tip of the iceberg.

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  10. 1

    We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I'm sure.

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  11. Last Update: 26 October 2021

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