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What If Nixon Hadn’t Been Ruined By Watergate?


[ReviewAZON asin=”0275979156″ display=”inlinepost”] Richard Nixon’s political career was ruined after the Watergate Scandal.  If you are unfamiliar with Watergate, it is a business complex in Washington, D.C.  In 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Headquarters there in an effort to wiretap the Democrats.  That’s illegal.  What’s worse is that President Nixon knew about it and tried to cover it up.  Over the next two years, it was revealed by writers Bernstein and Woodward how involved the inner circle of Washington was involved.  With impeachment imminent,  Nixon resigned the Presidency and went down in disgrace.  But what would have happened if he wasn’t caught? How would America be different if Nixon got away scot-free?  Would America be in the trouble going on today if Nixon had got away with it? Here is another look in our series on Alternate Realities and What Ifs… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

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5 Presidential Assassination Attempts You Didn’t Hear About

assassination attempts on PresidentsWe have all heard about the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.  What about the assassins that weren’t so successful in their bloody work?  We don’t hear much about them.  You  might be surprised to know, though, that sixteen U.S. Presidents (that we know of) were the targets of assassination.  Most of these occurrences happened in the last 100 years.  Here are the stories behind five of those Presidents whom escaped assassination and the tales we never get to hear. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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My Best 5 U.S. Presidents and Baseball (Trivia)

  1. Benjamin Harrison: Threw out the first pitch at a professional ball game on June 6, 1892 in Washington, DC.  The Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-7 in the 11th inning.     

  2. William H. Taft: Really started the Presidential ties with Baseball.  He attended 14 games while in office, including one on 4/19/1909 where the game was held up in the second inning because of the applause that President Taft received by showing up – even though he was late- for the game. Taft was also the first U.S. President to travel to baseball games outside of Washington, going to games in Cincinnati (his home town), Pittsburgh, Chicago, and St. Louis.     

  3. Woodrow Wilson: Wilson was a huge fan of baseball and even played the game while he was in college.  He was the first President of the United States to see a World Series game.  Wilson didn’t believe in getting a free ride.  Although, he had a free ticket to any game (including the World Series), he refused to use them and insisted on paying for his own tickets.     

  4. Warren G. Harding: Possibly the worst U.S. President we ever had, but was an avid fan of the game of Baseball.  Harding played the game, watched the game and even owned a minor league team in Marion, Ohio.  He was the first U.S. President to see a shutout game at Yankee Stadium.     

  5. Richard Nixon: Nixon was probably the most serious baseball fan of all U.S. Presidents.  He is quoted as saying, “I never leave a game before the last pitch.”  Nixon created his own “list” of all-stars in 1972. Many of them are found right here at www.myfivebest.com.

 

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - May 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

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