Classic Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good thing he went to law school, or he would just go around killing people randomly without knowing it was wrong.

  2. George Alexander

    George Alexander said, over 2 years ago

    It never occurred to him that the tapes would be used against him. So, Yes, he was arrogant, he only saw himself as he saw himself, not s others would. His plan was to sanitize the tapes, and that’s what he started doing, making erasures, with the help of that ‘hoe of a secretary of his. I never understood why she also didn’t go to jail. Chivalry, we don’t send broads to jail. Sexism in reverse!

  3. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, over 2 years ago

    If tricky dicky didn’t go to jail, don’t see why Rosemary woods should have gone to jail. She would not have done erasures unauthorized by him.

  4. Mourdac

    Mourdac said, over 2 years ago

    I think these would be the through processes of a politician caught in a tight situation, even through today.

  5. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 2 years ago

    George, that is a nice reference to Kentucky Fried Movie. Too few of the young ones have seen that wonderfully outrageous (at the time) movie.

  6. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    @TexTech

    And do you know where George’s name came from?

  7. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 2 years ago

    If you haven’t read Hunter Thompson’s obit of the Trickster, “He Was a Crook,” check it out. Whatever you or I may think of Thompson, he captured my feelings about Nixon, no matter what anyone else may have felt. I just read a biography of Nixon by Conrad Black who all but proclaims him as the greatest American since George Washngton, a victim of evil forces around him. Growing up and watching him I lean more towards Thompson’s viewpoint, especially in light of Tricky’s own words: “if the President does it, it’s not illegal.” Life is not black and white and everyone has their good and bad points it’s true, but to me Nixon was much more representative of the dark side of the American/human psyche.

  8. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, over 2 years ago

    @StCleve72

    Nixon and George??? That could have some damaging repercussions of my opinion of George Washington.

  9. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    @Kip W

    “And do you know where George’s name came from?”

    Yes. Yes, I do. And everything you know is wrong.

  10. KEStuck

    KEStuck said, over 2 years ago

    All of them. And every politician too.

  11. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, over 2 years ago

    And in what’s supposed to be a democratic form of government we have not only a right, but an obligation to wonder that, wouldn’t you agree? I don’t think I have ever felt as offended by anything as much as “America, love it or leave it,” which was in vogue during Viet Nam. True patriots question authority and work to improve the state of affairs, as opposed to sheep following blindly along.

  12. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 2 years ago

    @montessoriteacher

    “She would not have done erasures unauthorized by him.”

    But this erasure was an accident! She just happened to stretch her leg way over to hit “delete” or whatever at just the right angle to erase the 18 1/2 minutes of tape.

  13. DoctorDan

    DoctorDan GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Gokie5

    Do you remember the photograph of Rosemary trying to demonstrate how it happened? No one could have looked at that picture and believed she was telling the truth. She looked like she was stretched out on a rack in an Inquisition torture chamber.

  14. DaManStill!

    DaManStill! said, over 2 years ago

    Funny

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 2 years ago

    They gave themselves away when they corrected a quote with exact words. Folks realized the only way to give exact quote was if had recorded.
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    LBJ was the only president to tape everything from start to finish. Those tapes have cleared up many questions already.
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    My respect for him went up greatly when I found McNamara was the liar not LBJ on Gulf of Tonkin Incident.

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