Skip to comments.Nixon secretary Rose Mary Woods dies at 87
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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#2 of 3?
No doubt at all Johnny Carson would have had a quip for this development!
I'm betting on Richard Pryor for number 3...can't believe that guy's still alive...
18.5 minutes of fame vs the normal 15........
Prayers for her family....
When did Bush and Condi Rice know? And do they have the missing audiotapes..
Rose Mary Woods, the devoted secretary to President Nixon who admitted to inadvertently erasing part of a crucial Watergate tape, has died.
Will Ted Kennedy's obituary begin with the death of Mary Jo?
We still have not heard the Kennedy tapes that were made in the White House.
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.
Damn. You didn't need much talent to be a graphic artist for TIME in the 1970s, did you?
<DUmmies>Actually, Karl Rove had Carson killed to make sure the Rose Mary Woods story got buried! (No pun intended.)</DUmmies>
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.
Artists needed "graphic" skills as much as their writers neeed "journalism" skills.
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"
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.
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.
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...."
"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.
I... I... I did not know that.
perhaps it was ms Woods?
Rose Mary Woods Dead From Nixon
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.
You beat me to it.
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.
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
Is she the one who managed to keep her foot on the dictapone erase pedal for 15 minutes?
"I'm betting on Richard Pryor for number 3..."
I'm thinking Jerry Lewis....
I disagree! Clinton's funeral will be heavily attended. Just think of all the people who want to piss on his grave
In honour of Mrs. Woods' memory, let us now pause for 18 1/2 minutes of silence.
...Let's just hope she didn't smoke...
Perhaps she liked Kid Rock. :-)
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.
You were busy on your Carson thread! :)
Play John Cale's 4:33 FOUR TIMES IN A ROW???
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..
Swwwweeet post BUMP!
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!
Not only thick syrup but gallons of 409.
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.