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Bernstein: Ford's Nixon Pardon 'Right Thing To Do'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/09/2011 5:20:44 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Just a minor historical footnote, but arguably an interesting one . . .

A man whose Watergate reporting made his career and led to Richard Nixon's downfall has declared that Pres. Gerald Ford did the right thing in pardoning Nixon.

Carl Bernstein made the--to me at least--surprising statement on today's Morning Joe, in the course of a discussion of Jeff Greenfield's new book about various what-ifs in history.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carlbernstein; geraldford; pardon; richardnixon
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To: ml/nj

Ford did the right thing in pardoning Nixon. It helped heal the Nation and normally you do not want to see a President in jail.

What Nixon did so pales in comparison to the “felonies and treason” the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave has commmitted that I think an exception to the rule is in order.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 7:36:15 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ml/nj; Lazamataz

Cool and I know that you mean what you say about Obama should be in jail. However just as many liberals think that Bush should be in jail. I believe during Clinton time many of us said he should be in jail. Bush I was said to have had critics who thought he should be in jail. Shall I go on. Reagan had millions that wanted him in jail. You cannot want a President in jail over political reasons or every President could end up behind the slammer for any reason that their detractors set up.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 7:52:55 AM PST by napscoordinator
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You cannot want a President in jail over political reasons

I voted twice for Nixon. It had nothing to do with his politics. It had to do with his obstruction of justice. I do think Clinton (whom I also voted for once) should have gone to prison, but for murder, not for any of the silly stuff the press covered.

ML/NJ

23 posted on 03/09/2011 7:59:15 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Ah, I see. Misunderstood your comment.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 8:03:48 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
For all who think our political leaders need not be called to account I recommend this thread Obama: Pelosi Will Go Down As One of Greatest Speakers In Our History. She certified him. He certifies her. It's the greatest circle-jerk in recorded history.

ML/NJ

25 posted on 03/09/2011 10:33:00 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Do you think we can get them adjoining cells at Leavenworth?


26 posted on 03/09/2011 7:11:41 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
'Tis a consumation devoutly to be wish'd.

ML/NJ

27 posted on 03/09/2011 7:14:03 PM PST by ml/nj
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