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I vividly recall reading of the Daniel Ellsberg/Pentagon Papers incident and of the Watergate Break-in and what followed in the fall and summer of 1972, before the 1972 election in November.  I had little doubt that these events were orchestrated by the Nixon administration, but, to my horror, they were reported and then dropped from view.  I believed at the time that the "media" were too timid to vigorously follow up during the closing months of the election.  

The Democrats were hapless when it came to exploiting these revelations prior to the election and McGovern was defeated in a tsunami.  Fortunately the Democrats did not loose the House.  It was only after Nixon's inauguration that the real investigation began.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jul 2nd, 2008 at 01:17:57 AM EST
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