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Revisiting Watergate

Forty years later and Terry Kolemaine (pictured) still needs to get the Nixon demons out. “I still gloat,” he said with a chuckle. “After all these years I still love to speak of his demise.” Lest anyone misconstrue, Kolemaine is referring to Aug. 9, 1974 – the fated day that Watergate-plagued President Richard M. Nixon called it quits – and not to Nixon’s literal demise, which arrived 20 years later. Kolemaine, 67, invited me to come celebrate the Milhous adios milestone at his south Spokane home. He also wanted me to examine two yellowed Seattle Post-Intelligencers. Kolemaine has kept the newspapers protected in plastic for the last four decades. “NIXON RESIGNS,” trumpeted the front-page headline from the P-I of Aug. 9, 1974. “FORD TAKES OFFICE,” thundered the next day’s edition. What turbulent times/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Does Watergate and Nixon's resignation still have an impact today?

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