Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Nixon Tapes

Reposted From: July 3, 2009

Talk about government transparency!

Long before Barack Obama's presidency Richard Nixon unintentionally ran the most transparent Whitehouse in all of history :-)

For you youngsters, Nixon bugged himself in the oval office, on the phone and just about every place but the bathroom (and we don't know that's for sure).

I do mean he taped everything!

Between February 16, 1971 and July 18, 1973 Richard Nixon secretly recorded roughly 3,700 hours of conversations and meetings in 5 different locations. Now most of them are available for your listening pleasure online at "The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum".

Presently there are 2,636 hours of fun filled audio clips that were used as evidence at the Watergate trial. Nixon's trip to China and others.

Here's the quick list:
WH Telephone (Tapes 1-46)
Executive Office Building (Tapes 245-449)
Oval Office (Tapes 450-)

"I'm glad I'm not Brezhnev. Being the Russian leader in the Kremlin.
You never know if someone's tape recording what you say"

~Richard M. Nixon~

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