Mark Twain is often reputed to have said, "history does not repeat itself but it often rhymes."

Whether or not he actually said, or wrote, those nine words I don’t think really matters, but they did cause me to take a little time on a rainy Friday to reflect a bit on an earlier time. I found my self thinking about such people as John Dean, Howard Hunt, Gordon Liddy, James McCord, Jeb Magruder, John Mitchell, John Ehrlichman, Bob Haldeman, Alexander Butterfield and others.

A strange way to spend a few minutes? Yes, probably, but I found it sort of interesting. Maybe you will also.

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Oops, I almost forgot three other names: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Mark Felt.

Jim Hoepner


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