Boy, we all know what Nixon was, and the people around him ...
But man, it is a little jarring, thanks to some old, archived film, to realize just how much of the cream of the scum they had ...
Joan Walsh of Salon has a doozy ...
Young Karl Rove
And to see the full report, from the CBS Evening News of January 18th, 1972, you can check out Karl Rove, GOP College Director of the Republican National Committee, third pillar of the Nixon Campaign tripod (the other two being the White House and the Campaign for Re-Election of the President).
To twist an old adage, the apple, with the razor blades in it, doesn't fall far from the tree
Or, as Joan writes;
"Yes, it reminded me why (many readers are too young to remember) the Committee to Re-elect the President was routinely referred to as "CREEP."
The Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP)
The Watergate Story
Watergate Plumber Chief Passes Away; E. Howard Hunt, Watergate Figure, Dead At 88; Nixon's Chief of Dirty Tricks Was Ex-CIA; Hand In Everything From Guatemala To Bay of Pigs
What lessons do you think the Young Karl Rove learned while working for Nixon's CREEP? How to turn out the vote, or how to run a scandal?