Wednesday, October 29, 2008

No Contrition

John McCain said to David Letterman in a pathetic excuse sort of way, that Gordon Liddy had done his time.

Well, he did some of it; part of his sentence was commuted by Jimmy Carter. But Gordon Liddy is not sorry for what he did. In fact, in the 1991 postscript to Will, he explicitly states he'd do it all over again, then yet again peddles the crackpot conspiracy theory that John Dean was actually behind the whole Watergate scheme:

Let's get one thing straight right now: I'd do it all again (the entry into the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist for national security reasons, and the political intelligence operation to advance the cause of the re-election of a president whom I was serving) without hesitation in the same circumstances that I believed obtained the first time around -- general disintegration of the social order -- and with the same authority I believed I then possessed, i.e., when asked to do so by the president's closest confidant and highest-level (cabinet member) advisor.

In other words, he'd be a criminal and thug and potential murderer and state-employed terrorist all over again for the sake of 'maintaining social order' and re-electing his Fuhrer, Richard Nixon, if John Mitchell or another cabinet officer, or H.R. Haldeman or another close advisor, gave the order.