On Sunday, the 40-year anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Seattle Weekly's Rick Anderson crafted a post about Egil Krogh, a University of Washington Law grad, Seattle lawyer and (most infamously) member of the team of White House "Plumbers" that, with their signature black bags, stumbled the story we know as Watergate into motion way back when.
As Anderson's post notes:
Krogh was 29 and just a few months past the Washington state bar exam when his former law-firm boss, onetime pugnacious Seattle zoning attorney John Ehrlichman, who'd become Richard Nixon's top domestic adviser, brought Krogh to D.C. and ordered him to help oversee the Plumbers' first political burglary.
Anderson's post inspired commenter Cunepress to weigh in:
Nixon talked like a creep, but he was also the last liberal president we had . . . if you judge by his actions: integrated the schools, created OSHA, created the EPA, proposed a health care plan far to the left of Obama's, cooled the Cold War with the Soviets, traveled to China, etc. He was a Keynsian and was fact-driven in action (not rhetoric). He was in a position to handle recessions such as ours that Obama can't address because the level of government stimulus necessary is blocked by the Republicans--who are terrified that it might work.