He Served his Country for 4 Decades

Across the country he was being praised as an honorable and decent man. He was a veteran who served his country overseas and was in public service for over four decades. He was popular with veterans as he was one of their own. He had risen to the number one position in the country. But apparently some of those in his administration who served under him were up to no good. He said he knew nothing of their motives or perhaps criminal deeds. Some Committees and members of Congress wanted him to step down. Hearings went on for months, some even televised. Some took up for him saying there was some wrongdoing perhaps, but it was because of underlings gone amuck.

In the end it was those from within who testified to Congress what had happened and the truth slowly began to be exposed. Yet to the end there were those still saying he was a veteran, a good man, and had served his country for all those decades. Finally it all caved in around him and in fact he had no recourse but to resign under intense pressure. What happened on his watch had no place in government and would affect public policy for years. In August it will be 40 years since Richard Nixon tendered his resignation.


  1. Difference between Nixon and Obama – Nixon served his country for four decades. Obama served himself for four decades.

  2. anonymous says:

    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.
    Bob Woodward


  3. Political Bystander says:

    So, Governor Walker should resign?

    Momentum is shifting away from Governor Walker at a very critical time. With more John Doe revelations sure to come over the next several weeks and months, Governor Walker is in a precarious position with polls showing an even race with his Democratic opponent Mary Burke. The insurance policy, built up in earlier polls with higher margins for Governor Walker, is gone. It may very well indeed be a long, hot summer.

    With that in mind, the following questions/observations come to mind:

    1) What happens if the nomination paper deadline passes for statewide elective office (this week) and there are charges are filed against the Governor or there is a plea agreement? Does Governor Walker remain on the ballot? Does Mary Burke “walk” to victory on November 4th?

    2) At what point do the conservative groups, who have skillfully used their contacts at the WSJ to send a loud and clear message of disappointment to Governor Walker, pull the plug on outside money being used to prop up his message?

    3) Does the threat of a potential deal between Governor Walker and prosecutors mean conservative money will be sidelined in this race for governor (directly and indirectly), giving Mary Burke a competitive edge at a time when momentum is shifting her way?

    4) Will the absence or lukewarmness of conservative money mean a shift of liberal money into Wisconsin, supporting Mary Burke’s agenda?

    A house divided against itself cannot stand.

  4. This Side says:

    Nixon’s crime??? Being a Republican in a biased world of liberal double standards.