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  •  heh... He sort of set the standard... except (4+ / 0-)

    he did have all those tapes... and only seems to have lucked out in erasing 18.5 minutes...

    Of course being secretive and or underhanded was second nature to him... but his administration erasure of records was amateurish and bush league... not BUSH league... but to give him his due if our electronic communications and records had been in use back then I am sure that young Cheney and others would have been very helpful in hiding or dissolving all the skeletons given that mountains of paper trails are harder to expunge than some server hard drives... but also his time in office was cut short so any thought and preparations for methodical editing near the end of the term never got a chance to be. Covering trails is a lesson the Jr varsity Nixon admin alums learned very well the hard way and that set the course for later GOP administrations both national and at state level.

    Also of course the Nixon vanity would have wanted all of his "legacy" available to cement his place in history... but of course that hope got turned on its head... he did get that place in history but not quite the way he imagined.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 09:07:17 AM PDT

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