Skip to comments.Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies
Posted on 06/26/2014 11:16:33 AM PDT by Kartographer
Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.
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Baker was a decent guy but while he went on vacation Kennedy went to work to scuttle the Bork nomination.
I was at CPAC in ‘78 and ‘79 and in one of those I remember Congressman John Ashbrook from Ohio saying...”And if you’re from Tennessee you should tell Howard Baker, “I’ll never vote for you again.”” I was from Tennessee and Ashbrook seemed to look right at me. This was in the wake of the Panama Canal giveaway led by Howard Baker. Soon Ashbrook died suddenly and mysteriously while Baker went on to be the toast of the establishment GOP.
for a moment there i was confusing him with James Baker...
Howard Baker also was a good part of the reason why President Reagan was unable to abolish the Department of Education, which had been established during President Carter’s term of office.
Shame on you.
“A moderate republican”?
Not to kick warrented dirt on a dead man but he was the poster child of a RINO.
May he rest in peace after discovering the errors of his ways.
It’s past time for a generational change that will improve things in America. The “go along to get along” compromisers are culpable in creating the Frankenstein Government that is abusing Americans today.
He was a decent man and condolences to his family. As a senator he was no ball of fire and took it on the chin many times from the RATS.
Baker’s death means the last living senator of the seven who were part of the Watergate Committee is Connecticut’s Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. He’s 83.
Forgive my French, but don’t be a dick. The man is dead. Have some respect. I’m sure you’re perfect and will have nothing to account for when you’ve passed.
He’s also the one guy most responsible for saving the Reagan presidential legacy in the wake of Iran Contra. Reagan would have still filled out his term, but he wouldn’t have rebounded in popularity as he did.
Maybe you could leave that up to GOD, or maybe I missed the coronation announcement.
Howard Baker was a decent and honorable man in exactly and precisely the same way Lindsey Graham is a decent and honorable man.
RIP Mr. Baker.