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Nixon secretary Rose Mary Woods dies at 87
MSNBC (AP) ^ | 1/22/2005 | AP staff

Posted on 01/23/2005 12:53:36 PM PST by wjersey

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rose Mary Woods, the devoted secretary to President Nixon who admitted to inadvertently erasing part of a crucial Watergate tape, has died. She was 87.

Woods died Saturday night at a nursing home in Alliance, Roger Ruzek, owner of a funeral home in Sebring, said Sunday. He did not know the cause of death.

The 18½-minute gap in the tape of a June 20, 1972, conversation between Richard Nixon and chief of staff H.R. Haldeman was critical to the question of what Nixon knew about the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate complex three days earlier — and when he knew it.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: nixon; obituary; rosemarywoods; watergate
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1 posted on 01/23/2005 12:53:37 PM PST by wjersey
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To: wjersey

#2 of 3?


2 posted on 01/23/2005 12:54:05 PM PST by Ready4Freddy (Veni Vidi Velcro)
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To: wjersey

No doubt at all Johnny Carson would have had a quip for this development!


3 posted on 01/23/2005 12:55:36 PM PST by JennysCool (Rest in Peace, Great Carsoni!)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I'm betting on Richard Pryor for number 3...can't believe that guy's still alive...


4 posted on 01/23/2005 12:59:15 PM PST by Awestruck (The artist formerly known as Goodie D)
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To: wjersey

18.5 minutes of fame vs the normal 15........

Prayers for her family....


5 posted on 01/23/2005 1:01:25 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: wjersey

When did Bush and Condi Rice know? And do they have the missing audiotapes..


6 posted on 01/23/2005 1:01:41 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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7 posted on 01/23/2005 1:02:29 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

Rose Mary Woods, the devoted secretary to President Nixon who admitted to inadvertently erasing part of a crucial Watergate tape, has died.

Lead sentence.

Will Ted Kennedy's obituary begin with the death of Mary Jo?

8 posted on 01/23/2005 1:03:06 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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We still have not heard the Kennedy tapes that were made in the White House.


9 posted on 01/23/2005 1:04:08 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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10 posted on 01/23/2005 1:05:37 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: wjersey

Under the category of Heh heh heh...

Wood's family claimed that fellow residents heard Wood's screaming for an attendent for 18 and a half minutes before she died, but the attendents claimed all they heard was static and clicking noises.


11 posted on 01/23/2005 1:07:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservative.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Damn. You didn't need much talent to be a graphic artist for TIME in the 1970s, did you?


12 posted on 01/23/2005 1:09:54 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (Liberal radio can be summed up in five words: Dead air, um, dead air.)
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To: JennysCool
No doubt at all Johnny Carson would have had a quip for this development!

<DUmmies>Actually, Karl Rove had Carson killed to make sure the Rose Mary Woods story got buried! (No pun intended.)</DUmmies>

13 posted on 01/23/2005 1:11:26 PM PST by Dont Mention the War (Liberal radio can be summed up in five words: Dead air, um, dead air.)
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To: wjersey

Nixon left office before his term was up and is dead now.

Meanwhile Dan Rather still sits at the anchor desk on CBS and we do not know who forged the documents NOR what the exact involvement of the DNC in their production or promotion was. All we know is that they are fakes that CBS and the Associated Press ran with for a week without any rebuttal as to the authenticity of the documents. They ran with these reports to attempt to unseat a popular president in a close presidential election.

The FEC and the FCC should investigate this abuse of power.

Somehow I don't see this story as being the lead sentence in Dan Rather's obituary.


14 posted on 01/23/2005 1:12:02 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Dont Mention the War

Artists needed "graphic" skills as much as their writers neeed "journalism" skills.


15 posted on 01/23/2005 1:13:16 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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Weegee wrote: "Will Ted Kennedy's obituary begin with the death of Mary Jo?"

Oh no, my FRiend, when Fat Teddy finally keels over and sinks to the bottom of whatever tub of Chivas Regal he's marinading in, the obituaries will start off with crapola like:

"Last Camelot Brother Dies - Ted Kennedy Dead at XX"

"The Liberal Lion of Massachusetts Has Passed"

"The Voice of Democrats Is Forever Silenced"

Ad nauseum.

And in the closing paragraph of the obit, you'll see something like: "despite partisan political attempts to exploit the accidental drowning of the young political intern Miss Kopechne in 1969, Senator Kennedy, after recovering from a neck injury suffered in the same accident, went on to champion progressive causes, many of which would have benefited Miss Kopechne and her family."

All you'll need are pancakes, because there will be PLENTY of sick sweetly syrup floating around the carcus of that lard-ass. And the 'Rats will use the occasion as blatantly as they used Paul Wellstone's death.


16 posted on 01/23/2005 1:14:17 PM PST by Mad Mammoth
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To: Ready4Freddy
#2 of 3? Al Zarqawi is next.
17 posted on 01/23/2005 1:15:30 PM PST by snopercod ( We as the people no longer truly believe in liberty, not as Americans did -- Dayfdd ab Hugh)
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"Under the category of Heh heh heh..."

Um, not quite.
18 posted on 01/23/2005 1:17:33 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: wjersey

I-hope-the-me-di-a-is-n't-go-ing-to-trot-out-Bob-Wood-ward-to-com-ment-ate-on-this.


19 posted on 01/23/2005 1:17:43 PM PST by uncitizen
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To: Mad Mammoth

We will never see a funeral as well attended as the Ronald Reagan memorial in 2004. Certainly none of the living presidents will see such a turnout.

The closest that the Democrats would have to rival that attention WOULD BE Teddy's funeral.


20 posted on 01/23/2005 1:19:22 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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