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  • New Watergate book says John Dean ordered break-in

    05/19/2008 8:05:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 55 replies · 2,187+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2008 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new book on the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon alleges that White House counsel John Dean ordered the infamous Watergate break-in in 1972, a charge Dean strongly rejected. James Rosen, a Fox News Channel correspondent in Washington, made the charge based on interviews and an exhaustive review of documents for "The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate." Dean called Rosen's assertion "pathetic." Rosen quoted from a 1990 interview from another central Watergate figure, Jeb Magruder, that "the first plan that we got had been initiated by Dean." To help build his...
  • End Republican Party Obstructionism: Follow the California Model [Barf Alert]

    03/10/2013 6:13:03 PM PDT · by feralcat · 17 replies
    Verdict ^ | March 8, 2013 | John Dean
    Republican obstructionism is once again controlling Washington. The GOP refuses to negotiate—other than on their own terms—regarding the “sequester crisis” with its thoughtless spending cuts, which have been imposed on the nation notwithstanding what will likely be a disastrous impact on our economy, if not a danger to our national security. At least the GOP is consistent. During the first four years of the Obama presidency, Republicans opposed everything, and after the 2010 mid-term election, when they regained control of the House of Representatives, this opposition turned into blanket obstructionism. Still, President Obama was overwhelmingly reelected and campaigned on adopting...
  • WATERGATE: Nixon Warned Grand Jury on Pentagon Spy Ring

    11/10/2011 9:20:39 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies ^ | November 10, 2011 | James Rosen
    Newly unsealed grand jury testimony by ex-President Richard Nixon shows he warned prosecutors and grand jurors not to probe an episode from 1971, when he discovered that the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been spying on him and national security adviser Henry Kissinger. “Don’t open that can of worms,” Nixon told his interrogators in June 1975, when he spent roughly eleven hours over two days’ time fielding – and sometimes deflecting – questions put to him by lawyers for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and two grand jurors flown in from Washington. *** And he confided what his predecessor in...
  • John Dean Knows How to Get Rid of Clarence Thomas

    07/02/2011 10:33:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Reader Supported News ^ | June 28, 2011 | John Dean
    For good reason, there has been serious hand-wringing over what to do about the ethical lapses of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The fact that Supreme Court justices are exempt from the code of ethical conduct which applies to the rest of the federal judiciary; the problem of bringing a sitting justice before the Congress to question the conduct of a constitutional co-equal; the reality that justices cannot easily defend themselves against news media charges; the defiant, in-your-face posture of Thomas—the list goes on but it need not. There is clear precedent for how to deal with the justice....
  • Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment

    07/01/2010 9:14:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Capital Gains and Games ^ | June 3, 2010 | Bruce Bartlett
    The New York Times recently published two back-to-back articles (here and here) mocking members of the Tea Party Movement for supporting repeal of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution—the one that changed the election of US Senators from state legislatures to the popular vote system we have today. Having endorsed this idea myself on occasion, I am compelled to say that just because some crazy people endorse an idea doesn’t necessarily make the idea crazy. Following are links to some serious commentaries supporting a return to the original system of electing senators established by the Constitution.   George Mason Law...
  • Et tu, Brute...

    06/18/2009 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 15 replies · 1,096+ views
    The New Nixon ^ | June 18, 2009 | Bob Bostock
    Et tu, Brute… Shortly after becoming director of the Nixon Library in 2007, Dr. Timothy Naftali invited the nation’s press in to witness the removal of the Nixon Library’s Watergate exhibit. Declaring, “I can’t run a shrine,” he gleefully presided over the destruction of the exhibit, which resulted in numerous articles reporting that the “whitewash of Watergate” was over at the Nixon Library. Dr. Naftali went on to assert, “The challenge is to present a controversial, traumatic and important story in a fair and historically accurate way.” By any measure, he has failed his own definition of success. Two...
  • NAULTY: John Dean invitation a bad move [Nixon Derangement Syndrome alert]

    06/15/2009 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Susan Naulty
    Officials at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., have invited John Dean to speak there on the 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, slapping the faces not only of those sympathetic to the former president but, more important, history itself.
  • Come Back to 1600, Johnny Dean, Johnny Dean

    12/18/2008 9:33:43 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 6 replies · 921+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 18 December, 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I’m certain that all of you, being well-read folks, recognized the reference to the play that Robert Altman directed and then turned into a movie, “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.” That quirky play and movie involved a group of women reaching back to what their lives were like a generation before, when Jimmy Dean was alive and they created a fan club for him. Today, we need a return to Johnny Dean, not Jimmy. Remember Johnny? He was in all the papers. He even wrote a new book a few years ago to make...
  • Olbermann Pushes End to Partisanship—Then Proposes Impeachment

    05/29/2008 8:30:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the people to call for a "truce" on excessive partisanship . . . Interviewing Scott McClellan tonight, Keith Olbermann sanctimoniously suggested that a "truce" on partisanship "would be nice." But speaking with John Dean just minutes later, the Countdown host—he who has repeatedly called President Bush a liar and a fascist—reverted to form and regretted that it might be too late to impeach him. SCOTT MCCLELLAN: [The 1988] election was very much a turning-point election. I think that George Bush, George Bush 41, George Herbert Walker Bush, is a decent individual, and a man who really believes in...
  • Footnote on a Political Classic: The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater

    12/28/2007 12:43:40 PM PST · by imd102 · 40 replies · 137+ views ^ | 12/28/07 | John Dean
    I am working on a book for publication next year (in April 2008, if all goes well) about the late Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who served for thirty years in the United States Senate and was the 1964 Republican Party presidential nominee. His son Barry Goldwater Jr., who is my longtime friend, and I discovered a lot of unpublished first-person material in the Senator's papers at the Arizona Historical Foundation as the archivists were completing the processing of his collection. Because we found this material remarkably revealing about the man and his thinking, we hope others might find it...
  • John Dean: From Nixon to Bush to Giuliani

    09/28/2007 12:59:35 PM PDT · by penowa · 23 replies · 122+ views
    The Nation Magazine ^ | 9/28/07 | John Wiener
    And how does Bush compare with the Republicans seeking to succeed him? "If a Rudy Giuliani were to be elected," Dean said, "he would go even farther than Cheney and Bush in their worst moments." What about the rest of the pack? "I'm very concerned about the current attitude in the Republican party," he said. "However there are candidates on the Republican side who are not quite as frightening as Giuliani." When I asked who he had in mind, he laughed and said "Ron Paul." He conceded that "there's no chance he's going to be president." Dean's new book is...
  • Olbermann Plays the 'Fascist' Card Again

    08/31/2006 6:48:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,576+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 31, 2006 - 21:35 Do you remember the scene in The Naked Gun where Leslie Nielsen, as police detective Frank Drebin, pretends to be a major league baseball umpire in order to be able to search the players to see who might be the assassin? The very first pitch is dead over the heart of the plate, but Frank hesitates before finally, timidly, calling 'strike.' The crowd roars in approval. Frank gets a taste for the positive feedback, and by the third strike is bellowing out his calls, making flamboyant hand gestures, even doing a moonwalk....
  • The Hard Right (John W. Dean unhinged)

    07/31/2006 3:16:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 2,276+ views
    The Perfidious NY Times ^ | July 30, 2006 | NICK GILLESPIE
    En route to getting shellacked by historic proportions in the 1964 presidential race, the Republican challenger, Senator Barry Goldwater, suffered through a smear job every bit as oversize and ugly as Lyndon B. Johnson’s gallbladder scar. Not the infamous “daisy ad” circulated by the Johnson campaign, in which a young girl innocently pulled the petals from a flower until a mushroom cloud filled the frame. While setting a new standard for negative campaigning, that TV commercial was at least rooted in Goldwater’s loose talk about using “low yield” atomic bombs in the escalating Vietnam War. The truly low blow came...
  • Wow! Did Prager just slap around John Dean, or what?

    07/26/2006 11:58:42 AM PDT · by Minn · 10 replies · 538+ views
    Minn | 7/26/2006 | Minn
    Way to go Dennis.
  • Nixon aide: Kerry not too swift (John Dean: '23% of America is Protofascist')

    07/23/2006 6:50:04 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 134 replies · 4,691+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 23, 2006 | Dave Wedge
    Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential hopes were sunk when he buckled under to “authoritarian” conservatives hellbent on smearing his military record as part of a larger “proto-facist” movement, says a former top White House aide whose testimony helped sink Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. John Dean, a Republican who served as Nixon’s top counsel, said Kerry slipped up during the 2004 campaign against President Bush by not suing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth when they published a book calling into question the Bay State senator’s Vietnam service. “What most surprised me is that Kerry never did anything with...
  • Val, Joe: Time to Fold Em' When Even Larry O'Donnell Says Your Case 'Very Weak'

    07/13/2006 7:55:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 2,175+ views
    Countdown/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein July 13, 2006 - 22:45 Valerie? Joe? Are you listening? Let me offer some well-intentioned advice. When liberal Larry O'Donnell - he of the infamous anti-Swifty meltdown, goes on Keith Olbermann's Countdown and calls your lawsuit 'very weak' and even the Olber-meister won't ride to your defense, its time to fold your tent, toss in your hand, throw in the towel and quietly slink away. This has to go down as the bigggest busted flush of a lawsuit-cum-publicity stunt in recent memory. Let's put it this way. Zinedine Zidane would have a better shot suing Materrazi for...
  • Conservatives Without Conscience by John Dean (Need a Good Laugh?)

    07/12/2006 10:42:36 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 25 replies · 652+ views ^ | July 11, 2006
    Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly In his seventh book, Dean, the former Nixon legal counsel whom the FBI has called the "master manipulator" of the Watergate coverup, weighs in with a rebuke to Christian fundamentalists and other right-wing hard-liners. A self-described Goldwater conservative (indeed, Goldwater had planned to collaborate on this book before his death), he rails against the influence of social conservatives and neoconservatives within his party. Suffused with bitterness stemming from the controversies in which he has been embroiled, Dean's book paints a thin social science veneer over a litany of mostly ad hominem complaints. Purporting to...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-12-06 ("John Dean says that 23% of Americans are rightwing authoritarians")

    07/12/2006 8:10:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 151 replies · 1,867+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 12, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The leftists are in such a funk with their string of electoral losses over the past few years that they are desperately searching for their political Holy Grail that will show them how to win again or at least explain why they are constantly losing. Thus we have a plethora of books such as by George Lackoff explaining that the real reason the Democrats keep losing is that they have lost control of the use of the language and need to "frame" the debates differently. This explains why we have constant yakety-yak lately about "framing." And now we have...
  • Olbermann Plugs 'Conservatives Without Conscience' Attack on 'Authoritarian' Republicans

    07/11/2006 6:40:58 AM PDT · by Howlin · 77 replies · 1,504+ views ^ | July 11, 2006 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Monday's Countdown show, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann hosted former Nixon White House counsel and frequent Bush administration critic John Dean to talk about his latest book attacking conservatives, titled Conservatives Without Conscience, which the Countdown host labeled "an extraordinary document." Olbermann, who has a long history of bashing President Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, provided Dean with a sympathetic, nonchallenging forum to argue that modern conservatives are moving the Republican party toward "authoritarianism" as Dean tagged some conservatives as having an "authoritarian personality," and labeled 23 percent of the population as "right-wing authoritarian followers" who are willing...
  • I Love Judge Judy

    04/17/2006 6:53:42 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 201+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/17/06 | Purple Mountains
    “Judge Judy, also known as Judge Judith Sheindlin, is celebrating her 10th year on television, and she has never been more popular. She has one of the top programs in syndication, earning her a reported $30 million a year. Her books, with titles like "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining," and "Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever," have been best sellers. And she has some serious fans. Last summer, both the novelist Kurt Vonnegut and the Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen made semi-serious suggestions that she should be considered to fill Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on...
  • Seats Notably Empty at Censure Hearing

    04/01/2006 10:19:18 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 44 replies · 1,763+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2006 | Ronald Brownstein
    The Senate heard the first detailed arguments on the merits of formally censuring President Bush during a frequently testy committee hearing Friday that highlighted Republican opposition and Democratic ambivalence toward the idea. Five legal experts appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the resolution that Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.) introduced in mid-March to censure Bush for authorizing a domestic spying program by the National Security Agency that operates without court warrants. John W. Dean III, the former White House counsel for President Nixon, provided the session's most dramatic moments with testimony favoring the resolution. Dean, a key player...
  • John Dean says Bush actions worse than Watergate (Triple Barf)

    04/01/2006 5:04:45 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 41 replies · 755+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 4/1/2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – Nixon White House counselor John Dean, testifying in behalf of a Democratic resolution to censure President Bush, asserted today that Bush's conduct in connection with domestic spying exceeds the wrongdoing that toppled his former boss from power. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, fired back by telling Democrats: "Quit trying to score political points." The Senate, Dean said, should censure or officially scold Bush as proposed by Sen. Russell Feingold's resolution. But if that action carries too much political baggage, some senatorial warning is in order, Dean said. "The resolution should be amended, not defeated, because the president needs to...
  • Watergate figure John Dean appearing at Senate hearing on censuring Bush

    03/31/2006 9:35:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,381+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/31/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON –Nixon White House counselor John Dean asserted Friday that President Bush's domestic spying exceeds the wrongdoing that toppled his former boss from power, and a veteran Republican snapped that Democrats were trying to “score political points” with motion to censure Bush. “Had the Senate or House, or both, censured or somehow warned Richard Nixon, the tragedy of Watergate might have been prevented,” Dean told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Hopefully the Senate will not sit by while even more serious abuses unfold before it.” Testifying to a Senate committee on Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russell Feingold's resolution to censure Bush, Dean...
  • Feingold asks Dean to testify on censure [Barfer]

    03/29/2006 9:16:34 PM PST · by ncountylee · 45 replies · 782+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | March 29, 2006 | CRAIG GILBERT
    Washington - Watergate figure John Dean is one of two witnesses tapped by Sen. Russ Feingold to testify at a hearing Friday on Feingold's resolution to censure President Bush. Dean was White House counsel under President Nixon at the time of the Watergate scandal, and he testified before the Senate committee investigating the events that ultimately led to Nixon's impeachment. Dean wrote a recent column comparing Bush's conduct to Nixon's, saying both authorized warrantless wiretapping and both broke the law. Feingold (D-Wis.) said his other choice for a witness is constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein, who served under President Reagan and...
  • John Dean's memory - and Scooter Libby's

    11/14/2005 2:19:08 PM PST · by oldtimer2 · 12 replies · 1,088+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | James Wilson
    John Dean's memory - and Scooter Libby's November 14th, 2005 John Dean’s testimony about Richard Nixon’s words in the Oval Office brought about Watergate, and the fall of an American president. That is what our media believe; it’s the biggest story of their lives. They have beaten their chests about it ever since. The only trouble is that it is a half-truth at best. In critical details, Dean’s testimony did not match the tape recordings of those Oval Office conversations. John Dean mixed up the dates and content of conversations, pointing the finger at Nixon and clearing himself. A memory...

    10/26/2005 5:26:59 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 45 replies · 5,166+ views
    The Truth Detector ^ | October 26, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    Joe Wilson Outed His Wife, Media Ignores October 26, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen to Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence (Highly recommended by poster) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I'm minding my own business last night as I usually do, bothering no one, and all of a sudden -- what time was this? I think it was before the World Series games. By the way, do you know that the Houston Astros don't have any black players? (interruption) They ought to be losing. They don't have any black players on the team. Well, I'm not saying this. Joe Morgan is saying...
  • Waiting For The Valerie Plame Wilson Grand Jury (John Dean says indictments unlikely)

    10/21/2005 8:17:14 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 42 replies · 2,121+ views
    findlaw ^ | Oct 21 05 | John Dean
    It is difficult to envision Patrick Fitzgerald prosecuting anyone, particularly Vice President Dick Cheney, who believed they were acting for reasons of national security. While hindsight may find their judgment was wrong, and there is no question their tactics were very heavy-handed and dangerous, I am not certain that they were acting from other than what they believed to be reasons of national security. They were selling a war they felt needed to be undertaken. In short, I cannot imagine any of them being indicted, unless they were acting for reasons other than national security. Because national security is such...
  • WSJ: Dean of the Democrats - John Dean of Watergate fame will rep Dems at the Roberts hearing.

    09/15/2005 6:26:11 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 15, 2005 | Editorial
    No, not Howard. The Dean whom Democrats have tapped to represent them at John Roberts's confirmation hearings this week is John W. Dean III, White House Counsel to President Nixon and one of the architects of the Watergate coverup. This isn't the first time Mr. Dean will be appearing in the Caucus Room of the Senate's Russell office building. In 1973, he sat at the witness table during the Watergate hearings and testified about a "cancer on the Presidency." This was shortly before he spent two years in jail for obstruction of justice. This paragon of the law is now...
  • It doesn't look good for Karl Rove

    07/16/2005 11:14:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 126 replies · 2,978+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/15/05 | John Dean
    As the scandal over the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity has continued to unfold, there is a renewed focus on Karl Rove -- the White House deputy chief of staff whom President Bush calls his political "architect." Newsweek has reported that Matt Cooper, in an e-mail to his bureau chief at Time magazine, wrote that he had spoken "to Rove on double super-secret background for about two min[ute]s before he went on vacation ..." In that conversation, Rove gave Cooper "big warning" that Time should not "get too far out on Wilson." Rove was referring, of course, to...
  • It doesn't look good for Karl Rove (John Dean of Nixon fame chimes in)

    07/15/2005 12:10:50 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 165 replies · 6,110+ views
    CNN ^ | 7-15-05 | John Dean
    (FindLaw) -- As the scandal over the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity has continued to unfold, there is a renewed focus on Karl Rove -- the White House deputy chief of staff whom President Bush calls his political "architect." Newsweek has reported that Matt Cooper, in an e-mail to his bureau chief at Time magazine, wrote that he had spoken "to Rove on double super-secret background for about two min[ute]s before he went on vacation ..." In that conversation, Rove gave Cooper "big warning" that Time should not "get too far out on Wilson." Rove was referring, of...
  • Ex-FBI Chief: Watergate Docs Outed JFK

    06/26/2005 3:20:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 2,118+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/26/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Speaking out for the first time since the Watergate scandal ended his career, former acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray revealed Sunday that documents the White House ordered to him to hide implicated President John F. Kennedy in political and sexual misconduct. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," the 88-year-old Gray described a June 28, 1972 White House meeting with Nixon counsel John Dean, where Dean handed him a mysterious envelope. "Dean told me that this envelope contained papers that were removed from [Watergate co-conspirator] E. Howard Hunt's safe, [saying], 'They have nothing to do with the Watergate investigation - but...
  • The Other Watergate Conspiracy - (G. Gordon Liddy says John Dean really behind Watergate)

    06/22/2005 6:34:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 2,354+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 22, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    One of the main culprits of the Watergate scandal, John Dean, who spent 4 months in prison, surfaced as a media hero. He has also surfaced as an expert on the alleged scandalous behavior of the Bush Administration. He wrote the book, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. But the facts, which have survived several challenges in court, indicate that Dean had a much bigger role in Watergate than reported by Woodward and Bernstein. The book Silent Coup argues that the Watergate break-ins were really meant to cover up embarrassing information about a call-girl ring whose...
  • Why The Revelation of the Identity Of Deep Throat Has Only Created Another Mystery

    06/06/2005 4:56:04 AM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies · 942+ views
    FindLaw ^ | June 3, 2005 | John W. Dean
    The Bush Administration prosecutes government officials who leak sensitive information, even when that information is not classified -- as I noted in my column on Jonathan Randal. The Administration is also prepared to send reporters to jail when they refuse to reveal their sources to a grand jury, as I noted in another column. I doubt the Justice Department will go after W. Mark Felt -- the ninety-one-year- old former Deputy Director of the FBI - even if he is the greatest leaker in American political history. Still, in the context of the Administration's stances on leaking, the surfacing of...
  • John Dean to be on COURT TV in the next hour: 5 PM EDT; 2 PM PDT

    06/03/2005 1:56:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 447+ views
    COURT TV | JUNE 3, 2005 | COURT TV
    For your interest, I just heard Lisa Bloom, sitting in for Catherine Crier on COURT TV. She announced that in the coming hour (5 PM EDT: 2 PM PDT), John Dean will discuss Mark Felt and the "Deep Throat" revelations. Char
  • What did W. Mark Felt know, and when did he know it?- (Felt might be an imposter,taking the fall)

    06/02/2005 8:48:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 109 replies · 1,947+ views
    Deep Throat is Mark Felt, the former deputy associate director of the FBI — except for the parts of Deep Throat that clearly aren't Mark Felt, like all the stuff Throat supposedly confirmed after Felt left the FBI in June, 1973. Well, that's going to be something of a problem, isn't it? Dean analyzed the meetings Woodward describes in All The Presidents' Men and methodically analyzes what others have glossed over. For Woodward's version to be literally correct, his source had to be able to have access to specific information (and disinformation — Dean estimated last night that half of...
  • Former GOP chairman names Dean as ‘Deep Throat’

    03/17/2005 2:48:57 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 43 replies · 2,223+ views
    GM Today ^ | 3/16/05 | KEVIN PASSON
    OCONOMOWOC - A former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party said he believes John Dean is "Deep Throat," an anonymous newspaper source made famous during Watergate. Ody Fish of Pewaukee, who spent nearly 15 years as a member of the Republican National Committee, said he believes Dean was the one who passed along information to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. "Deep Throat brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon," Fish said. "Woodward said he wouldn’t tell who it was until after Deep Throat died. Dean is still alive." Dean was White House counsel to Nixon from July...
  • Who is Deep Throat? Before he dies, your best guess.

    02/07/2005 9:56:39 AM PST · by xzins · 408 replies · 9,089+ views
    7 Feb 05 | xzins
    Win the admiration of your friends, the adulation of commentators.....take your best shot. Who is DEEP THROAT of Watergate fame?
  • Should We Jail Deep Throats …

    02/05/2005 1:53:29 PM PST · by billorites · 61 replies · 1,643+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 6, 2005 | John W. Dean
    I have little doubt that one of my former Nixon White House colleagues is history's best-known anonymous source — Deep Throat. But I'll be damned if I can figure out exactly which one. We'll all know one day very soon, however. Bob Woodward, a reporter on the team that covered the Watergate story, has advised his executive editor at the Washington Post that Throat is ill. And Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Post and one of the few people to whom Woodward confided his source's identity, has publicly acknowledged that he has written Throat's obituary. < EDIT >---...
  • Mark Steyn: Knowns, unknowns and the Ketchup Kid

    01/26/2004 5:00:43 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 72 replies · 1,526+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/27/04 | Mark Steyn
    The American media are all excited about a new poll showing that, come the election, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry would beat George W Bush by 49 per cent to 46 per cent. Back in September, they were all excited about a poll showing Gen Wesley Clark would beat Bush by – guess what? – 49 per cent to 46 per cent. Even the lively Vermont governor Howard Dean had a poll putting him within the margin of error against Bush. Yet here we are just a few months later: the Vermonster self-detonated on Iowa caucus night, and Gen Clark will...
  • The Admirable Openness of the 9/11 Commission: by JOHN W. DEAN (Commence projectile hurl)

    05/09/2004 8:10:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 229+ views ^ | 4/07/04 | JOHN W. DEAN
    The Admirable Openness of the 9/11 Commission: Why Charges It Is Overly Politicized Are In Error By JOHN W. DEAN Friday, May. 07, 2004 A growing chorus of Republicans and members of the conservative media has charged that the 9/11 Commission has improperly politicized its proceedings, and thus failed before even completing its work. From the floors of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal (which has opposed the Commission's investigation from the outset), there have been calls for resignation of a commissioner, charges of partisanship, and claims of...
  • Hard Target: Worse Than Watergate?

    05/01/2004 8:29:47 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 73 replies · 259+ views
    History Channel ^ | History Channel
    Do the scandals of the George W. Bush administration really add up to crimes that are equal to or worse than those of Nixon's Watergate? Historian Geoffrey Wawro goes one-on-one with guests Patrick Buchanan and John Dean to set the historical record straight in this half-hour, fast-paced series that's part reality TV, part entertainment, but always history!
  • Flipping His Liddy (Lying FRAUD John Dean Explains Why He Didn't Read/Write Own Book)

    04/09/2004 5:55:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies · 1,001+ views
    Slate ^ | February 5, 2001 | Stephen Bates
    Watergate burglar (turned talk show host) G. Gordon Liddy refused to testify in court or in Congress a quarter-century ago, but he was a garrulous witness in a Baltimore courtroom last week. The lawsuit grew out of the revisionist Watergate book Silent Coup: The Removal of a President (1991), by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin. Silent Coup suggests that President Nixon's counsel, John Dean, ordered the burglary of the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate and that he did so in search of information about a call-girl ring run by the roommate of his girlfriend (and future wife), Maureen...
  • Why John Dean Is A Weasely FRAUD Who Disavowed His Own Book (My Title)

    04/09/2004 4:33:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 231+ views
    Insight On The News ^ | March 5, 2001 | Reed Irvine
    On Feb. 1, a Baltimore jury gave radio talk-show host G. Gordon Liddy a victory over Maxie Wells -- regarded by some as a surrogate for former White House counsel John Dean -- who was expected to testify but did not show. Seven of the nine jurors agreed that Liddy had not libeled Wells. Judge J. Frederick Motz declared a mistrial even though the jurors had deliberated for only eight hours. After two hours of arguments, he dismissed the case, saying, "Having carefully considered all of the evidence, I do not believe a reasonable jury could find Mr. Liddy was...
  • Hannity: An Hour With John Dean Up Next

    04/09/2004 2:02:13 PM PDT · by cwb · 71 replies · 218+ views
    Hannity | 4/9/04 | CWB
    For those interested, the author of "Worse than Watergate" is coming up on the final hour of Hannity's radio program. He's been pumping it all day and guarantees some fireworks.
  • Olbermann Embraces John Dean’s 'Worse Than Watergate’ Book (And Bends Over For DNC)

    04/06/2004 11:18:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies · 280+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | April 6, 2004 | Brent Baker
    John Dean appeared Monday on CBS’s Early Show and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, following a cozy segment Friday night on PBS’s Now with Bill Moyers, to tout his new book, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. CBS’s Harry Smith at least challenged him a bit, but not Olbermann who seemed enthralled with Dean’s polemic. Olbermann trumpeted how Dean “has produced a book with perspective. And that perspective is simply terrifying. The bottom line: George Bush has done more damage to this nation than his old boss, Richard Nixon, ever dreamt of.” Olbermann saw ominous signs...
  • Bush is the 'most corrupt president', says Nixon aide jailed for Watergate perjury

    04/03/2004 4:45:45 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 66 replies · 600+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/04/04 | Julian Coman
    John Dean, Richard Nixon's legal counsel who was jailed for his part in the Watergate scandal, has accused the Bush administration of trumping even the Nixon regime in secrecy, deception and political cynicism. In the latest book to attack the conduct of the current United States administration, Mr Dean says that it has created potentially the most corrupt, unethical and undemocratic White House in history. His Worse than Watergate, the Secret Presidency of George W. Bush is published this week by Little Brown. "Bush and [Vice-President Richard] Cheney are a throwback to the Nixon time," Mr Dean, 65, told The...
  • Bush is the 'most corrupt president', says Nixon aide jailed for Watergate perjury

    04/03/2004 7:15:04 PM PST · by NortNork · 37 replies · 278+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04/04/2004 | Julian Coman
    John Dean, Richard Nixon's legal counsel who was jailed for his part in the Watergate scandal, has accused the Bush administration of trumping even the Nixon regime in secrecy, deception and political cynicism. In the latest book to attack the conduct of the current United States administration, Mr Dean says that it has created potentially the most corrupt, unethical and undemocratic White House in history. His Worse than Watergate, the Secret Presidency of George W. Bush is published this week by Little Brown. "Bush and [Vice-President Richard] Cheney are a throwback to the Nixon time," Mr Dean, 65, told The...
  • Cheney is running a shadow government, claims Watergate aide

    04/03/2004 4:49:00 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 54 replies · 421+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/04/04 | Julian Coman
    G Gordon Liddy, the former FBI agent who masterminded the Watergate burglary on behalf of Richard Nixon, once said that he would like to kill John Dean by shoving a pencil through his neck. This week, as the cerebral Mr Dean publishes Worse than Watergate: the Secret Presidency of George W. Bush, the sentiment is likely to be shared by many in Mr Bush's White House. Thirty-one years ago Mr Dean - Nixon's legal counsel - began co-operating with prosecutors into the Watergate burglary, revealing the inner workings of the most secretive and manipulative administration in American history. Now, in...
  • DEAN BOOK BLASTS BUSH (that's John Dean of Nixon fame)

    01/06/2004 2:21:20 AM PST · by Liz · 48 replies · 253+ views
    NY POST ^ | 1/6/03 | CINDY ADAMS
    <p>A NOT very nice book by Nixon's White House counsel John W. Dean will drop on us.</p> <p>"Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush" says Bush's team has an obsession with secrecy and their willingness to deceive make them even more dangerous than Nixon's men."</p>
  • Safire: Never Love a Stranger

    11/11/2003 8:54:04 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 450+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/12/03 | William Safire
    WASHINGTON — Both power centers of the Democratic establishment — the Kennedy left and the Clinton middle — are frantic at the prospect of losing control of their party to Howard Dean. They fear a McGovernesque debacle that would hand the G.O.P. a super-majority in the Senate. Clintonites were first to take the Dean threat seriously. As reported gleefully in this space (full disclosure: I'm rooting for Dean's candidacy in hopes of the debacle), the Clinton crowd surrounded ex-Gen. Wesley Clark with Clinton managers, spinmeisters, pollsters and fund-raisers and marched him into battle against Dean. The Clinton political strategy was,...