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George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 10,692 Senior Member
edited November 2019 in The Lodge #1

For William D. Ruckelshaus, a conservative Republican from a bygone era who deserves our respect for his honesty and integrity. Along with AG Elliott Richardson he refused Nixon's order to fire Special Counsel Archibald Cox,resigning his post as chief Deputy AG. The ambitious Robert Bork carried out Tricky D i c k's orders; that later caused him a seat on SCOTUS back when Senators actually cared a bit about integrity.

This obit contains a good short summary of the "Saturday Night Massacre" for those whose memories need refreshing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/us/politics/william-ruckelshaus-dead.html

"...this low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath has proven that the phrase malignant buffoon is not an oxymoron..."

George Will

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