Let me just be honest here about ‘Watergate.’

I see stuff like this:

Watergate, of course, stands alone in the pantheon of presidential scandals. Despite the tendency of the opposition party to hype any presidential hiccup over the past four decades as “bigger than Watergate,” there really is only one Watergate.

…and I scratch my head.  Seriously, people.  There was a break-in by enthusiasts who thought that they were invincible.  They got caught.  Lots of people in the Nixon administration lied about it – far, far beyond the level needed or desired.  They got caught.  The President himself got caught up in it all.  He got caught.  He resigned. We added the -gate suffix to our political vocabulary list. Continue reading Let me just be honest here about ‘Watergate.’