Posted In: Book Reviews on September 17, 2015
James Arlandson, of American Thinker, published a review of The Real Watergate Scandal.
Geoff Shepard has written an important book, The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot that Brought Nixon Down. It will probably go a long way to restore President Nixon’s and his administration’s reputation.
My father, were he still alive, would like that very much.
I come at this entire Watergate topic from a personal observation. I was just a kid when I saw Nixon resign on TV on August 8, 1974. I can still recall my father muttering something like, “Looks like those SOBs finally got him.” Those SOBs were the news media and the three-ring circus they created and the left generally, or the Democrats.
My father could see that no one was getting a fair trial (except presumably the burglars). How could their silly antics in the re-election of Nixon, who won in an historic landslide, 49-1, go all the way to the president unless there were leaps in logic and the law? My father was a very intelligent working-class man, but he knew nothing of the details of the legalities.
So in a small way, I offer this review in honor of him. If Shepard is right, and the evidence is strong that he is, then my father was also right.