The Secret Plot To Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside The Real Watergate Conspiracy
- Publish Date: 2008-06-17
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Geoff Shepard
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The controversial book that will change how people think about Watergate
Drawing on his insider knowledge and previously unpublished documents, Geoff Shepard shows that it didnt take long for Ted Kennedy and his allies to smell blood after the Watergate break-in. They set out to exaggerate and prolong the scandal, not merely to destroy Richard Nixon, but to undermine the entire Republican Party and pave the way for another Kennedy presidency in 1976.
In the process, working closely with a willing media, they pioneered the politics of personal destruction, which has tarnished our country ever since.
Shepard reveals how this Kennedy conspiracy included members and staffs of the Senate, the House, the Justice Department, and the Special Prosecutors office. They used delay tactics and obfuscation to postpone the indictments and avoid trials of the handful of real Watergate criminals.
Shepard argues that the abuses of power by Kennedys cronies dwarf those of the administration they savaged. Among those he singles out for reevaluation are Republican turncoat John Dean, Mark Deep Throat Felt, reporter Bob Woodward, and a young lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee named Hillary Rodham.