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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

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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To: wjersey

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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To: gopwinsin04

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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To: weegee

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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To: weegee

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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To: DoughtyOne
"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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To: weegee
Will Ted Kennedy's obituary begin with the death of Mary Jo?

No, but it should. It should say something like: "Senator Ted Kennedy, whose hope of a successful run for the presidency were forever put to rest along with the body of his victim, Mary Jo Kopechne...."

21 posted on 01/23/2005 1:23:30 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: wjersey

RIP


22 posted on 01/23/2005 1:23:50 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: weegee

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

Ouch. Burn.


23 posted on 01/23/2005 1:29:04 PM PST by demecleze
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To: weegee
Will Ted Kennedy's obituary begin with the death of Mary Jo?

Only here will it appear. Then you'll get the usual hypocritic posters weeping to bless his soul. Sorry Ted but when you diea (and I hope its soon) Rot in hell pal....and say "hi" to your brothers.

24 posted on 01/23/2005 1:34:21 PM PST by Bommer
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To: wjersey

I... I... I did not know that.


25 posted on 01/23/2005 1:46:21 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (http://www.drunkenbuffoonery.com/mboards/)
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To: uncitizen
interestingly, Woodward is still to reveal the name of his socalled "Deep throat" leak.

perhaps it was ms Woods?

26 posted on 01/23/2005 1:54:19 PM PST by William of Orange (This tagline brought to you by John Kerry and the Kool-Aid Kollective...)
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To: wjersey
Healine should have read:

Rose Mary Woods Dead From Nixon

27 posted on 01/23/2005 1:56:28 PM PST by Old Professer (When the fear of dying no longer obtains no act is unimaginable.)
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To: wjersey

That Woods inadvertently caused the 18 1/2 minute gap was one of those "if you can believe this, you'll believe anything" theories, sort of like the idea that the Rathergate memoes could have been typed in the early 1970s.


28 posted on 01/23/2005 1:59:35 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Ready4Freddy

You beat me to it.


29 posted on 01/23/2005 2:00:23 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: Awestruck

Pres. Gerald Ford?

His last public appearence was Washington 30 year reunion of his assuming office, in August. He was looking slow and shaky then.

He might go by years end.


30 posted on 01/23/2005 2:02:51 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (I can no longer discern reality from satire on this site. America is losing her common sense.)
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To: Bommer
Will Ted Kennedy's obituary begin with the death of Mary Jo?
Only here will it appear. Then you'll get the usual hypocritic posters weeping to bless his soul.

Why would the left change their opinion of Ted with his passing in light of the following while still alive:

[snip] 2003's winner for the worst of the year was jarring, from a piece in the Boston Globe Magazine. Writer Charles Pierce wrote, with no sense of irony, "If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age." [/snip] NRO 12/31/2003

31 posted on 01/23/2005 2:04:18 PM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: wjersey

Is she the one who managed to keep her foot on the dictapone erase pedal for 15 minutes?


32 posted on 01/23/2005 2:08:10 PM PST by Rebelbase (Who is General Chat?)
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To: Awestruck

"I'm betting on Richard Pryor for number 3..."

I'm thinking Jerry Lewis....


33 posted on 01/23/2005 2:14:39 PM PST by politicalwit (Import poverty...hire an illegal today)
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To: weegee

I disagree! Clinton's funeral will be heavily attended. Just think of all the people who want to piss on his grave


34 posted on 01/23/2005 2:15:47 PM PST by jrg
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To: wjersey

In honour of Mrs. Woods' memory, let us now pause for 18 1/2 minutes of silence.


35 posted on 01/23/2005 2:20:06 PM PST by Loyalist (Please visit this fine lady's blog: fiatmihi.blogspot.com)
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To: Howlin

...Let's just hope she didn't smoke...


36 posted on 01/23/2005 2:25:13 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: small voice in the wilderness


Perhaps she liked Kid Rock. :-)


37 posted on 01/23/2005 2:26:22 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: jrg

The last thing at any funeral is being set in the ground. Those who want to pay their final visitation will wait until after he has been buried (like the next day).

The procession of people waiting to pee on Clinton's grave will make the processional at Graceland pale in comparison.


38 posted on 01/23/2005 2:43:10 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Howlin

You were busy on your Carson thread! :)


39 posted on 01/23/2005 2:43:32 PM PST by Ready4Freddy (Veni Vidi Velcro)
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To: Loyalist

What?

Play John Cale's 4:33 FOUR TIMES IN A ROW???


40 posted on 01/23/2005 2:44:10 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: politicalwit

I was thinking that Jerry might go not too long ago, but the swelling from his meds seems to have subsided and he is looking much better these days..


41 posted on 01/23/2005 3:14:16 PM PST by Awestruck (The artist formerly known as Goodie D)
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To: weegee

Swwwweeet post BUMP!


42 posted on 01/23/2005 3:35:43 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (NO BLOOD FOR CHOCOLATE! Get the UN-ignoring, unilateralist Frogs out of Ivory Coast!)
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To: jriemer

I wasn't talking about the left. I was referring to the weeping posters here at FR. The ones who spend their days bad mouthing bad people and when they croak, pray for the fact that they lived life as a scumbag!


43 posted on 01/23/2005 4:09:43 PM PST by Bommer
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To: Mad Mammoth

Not only thick syrup but gallons of 409.


44 posted on 01/23/2005 5:34:16 PM PST by tillacum
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To: JennysCool

I remember Johnny said something about how Mrs. Wood did a double back flip into a waste basket to demonstrate how she accidentally erased the tape.


45 posted on 01/23/2005 5:40:10 PM PST by whereasandsoforth
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