Jewish World Review May 24, 2013/ 15 Sivan, 5773
Does Obama have Plausible Deniability?
By Dan K. Thomasson
The name of the game is and always has been Plausible Deniability. The goal is to protect the big guy in the Oval Office from prior knowledge of politically damaging activity. You know that's true when "What did the president know, and when did he know it?" becomes the paramount question. Nixon probably would have won the PD game had it not been for his penchant for keeping detailed records of his days in office, including the recordings of his Oval Office conversations that ultimately did him in. It's tough to claim lack of knowledge under those circumstances. Perhaps he should have listened to Democratic Rep. Joe Waggoner of Louisiana when he advised him in a telephone conversation shortly after revelation "to burn the tapes."
Nixon probably would have won the PD game had it not been for his penchant for keeping detailed records of his days in office, including the recordings of his Oval Office conversations that ultimately did him in. It's tough to claim lack of knowledge under those circumstances. Perhaps he should have listened to Democratic Rep. Joe Waggoner of Louisiana when he advised him in a telephone conversation shortly after revelation "to burn the tapes."
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