Friday, August 18, 2017

Olbermann: To everyone still making excuses for Trump, here’s a handy list — it’s from 1973

On Friday, Keith Olbermann revived a 1973 column by satirist Art Buchwald called “Handy Excuses for Nixon Backers” which gave a list of rote responses supporters of Richard Nixon could use to deflect pointed questions about the Watergate scandal.“In homage and gratitude to Buchwald’s great political insight,” Olbermann said

3 – A President can’t keep track of EVERYTHING his staff does. 4 – The press is blowing this whole thing up. 5 – Whatever Nixon did was for national security. 10 – If you impeach Nixon, you get [Vice President Spiro] Agnew. 14 – People would be against Nixon no matter what he did. 28 – I’m sick and tired of hearing about Watergate and so is everyone else.

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