Exclusive: Haldeman, Son of Watergate, Remembers His Father and President Nixon
Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman (October 27, – November 12, ) was an American When Nixon was elected President in , he selected Haldeman as his Chief of Staff. .. "'Nixon' was based on a dubious quote". SFGate. As for blacks, Mr Haldeman quotes him as saying in April , 'you have to face the fact that the whole problem is the blacks'. Nixon then. Some hours of secret tapes from President Nixon have been released, When Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman suggested that “you could.
Ehrlichman worked on Nixon's unsuccessful presidential campaignand his unsuccessful California gubernatorial campaign. He was an advance man for Nixon's presidential campaign. John Dean would succeed him. It was then that he became a member of Nixon's inner circle. He and close friend H. Haldemanwhom he had met at UCLA, were referred to jointly as "The Berlin Wall" by White House staffers because of their German-sounding family names and their penchant for isolating Nixon from other advisors and anyone seeking an audience with him.
Ehrlichman created " The Plumbers ", the group at the center of the Watergate scandal, and appointed his assistant Egil Krogh to oversee its covert operations, focusing on stopping leaks of confidential information after the release of the Pentagon Papers in Henry Paulson was John Ehrlichman's assistant in and After the start of the Watergate investigations inEhrlichman lobbied for an intentional delay in the confirmation of L. He argued that the confirmation hearings were deflecting media attention from Watergate and that it would be better for Gray to be left "twisting, slowly, slowly in the wind.
This alienation led him to believe he was to become the Watergate scapegoat and then to his eventual cooperation with Watergate prosecutors. On April 30,Nixon fired Dean.
Ehrlichman and Haldeman resigned. Ehrlichman was defended by Andrew C. Smith, one of the interviewers. A remark repeated by Nixon several times in private conversations c.
What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob? What is the matter with them? I suppose it is because most of them are psychiatrists. Chambers and Hiss were the only non-Jews. Many thought that Hiss was. He could have been a half.
Every other one was a Jew — and it raised hell for us. But in this case, I hope to God he's not a Jew. Nixon, Haldeman, and Ronald Ziegler, 2: Oval Office Conversation ; cassette 17 June So few of those who engage in espionage are Negroes. In fact, very few of them become Communists. If they do, they like, they get into Angela Davis — they're more the capitalist type. And they throw bombs and this and that. But the Negroes — have you ever noticed any Negro spies? Nixon, Haldeman, and Ziegler, 4: The 'smoking gun tape' on 23 June We are faced this year with the choice between the "work ethic" that built this Nation's character and the new "welfare ethic" that could cause that American character to weaken.
Labor Day Message to the nation 3 September The average American is just like the child in the family. You give him some responsibility and he is going to amount to something. He is going to do something. If, on the other hand, you make him completely dependent and pamper him and cater to him too much, you are going to make him soft, spoiled and eventually a very weak individual.
Post-re-election interview with Garnett D. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Particularly the real Irish.
They are wonderful people, but The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality. Conversation with Charles W. What has to happen is they have to be, frankly, inbred. Most Jewish people are insecure. If you look at the Canadian-Swedish contingent, they were very disproportionately Jewish.
The deserters Conversation with Mr. So believe me, don't ever lie. To John Dean in April Dean was due to testify before the Senate Watergate Committeewhich he did on 25 June I want to say this to the television audience.
I made my mistakes, but in all of my years of public life, I have never profited, never profited from public service. I have earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice.
And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.
I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendmentcover up or anything else, if it'll save it, save this plan. That's the whole point. We're going to protect our people if we can.
Statement to Haldeman, in tapes ordered released for the trial of HaldemanEhrlichman and Mitchell And I want you to know that I have no intention whatever of ever walking away from the job that the people elected me to do for the people of the United States. State of the Union Address 30 January Now, when individuals read the entire transcript of the [March] 21st  meeting, or hear the entire tape, where we discussed all these options, they may reach different interpretations, but I know what I meant, and I know also what I did.
I recognize that this additional material I am now furnishing may further damage my case. After the court-ordered release of the White House tapes 5 August To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body.
But as President I must put the interests of America first. America needs a full-time President and a full-time Congress, particularly at this time with problems we face at home and abroad.
Resignation Speech 8 August I have never been a quitter. Resignation Address to the Union 8 August The greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes; because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Always give your best.Watergate: The 18 ½ Minute Gap and Haldeman's Notes
Others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself. Speech to the assembled White House staff before his final departure 9 August Oh, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal. A16; also in "Nixon's Views on Presidential Power: Excerpts from an Interview with David Frost"referring to the Huston Plan and views of presidential authority.
I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I've reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We'll just slip the word to them that, for God's sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about Communism. We can't restrain him when he's angry and he has his hand on the nuclear button and Ho Chi Minh himself will be in Paris in two days begging for peace.
If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything. In the world today, there are not many good choices — only choices between the half-good and the less half-good. Cited in Nick Thimmesch's "An interview with Nixon: Bass Tape transcripts [ edit ] I have the greatest affection for thembut I know they're not going to make it for years.
You know it, too. The Mexicans are a different cup of tea. They have a heritage. At the present time they stealthey're dishonestbut they do have some concept of family life. They don't live like a bunch of dogs. Let people like Pat Moynihan and [special consultant] Leonard Garment and others believe in all that crap.
But I don't believe in it. Work, work — throw 'em off the rolls. I have the greatest affection for them [Negroes] but I know they're not going to make it for years. At the present time they steal, they're dishonest, but they do have some concept of family life.
They don't live like a bunch of dogs, which the Negroes do live like. The son-in-law apparently goes both ways.
He's obviously queer — wears an ascot — but not offensively so. Shows pictures of his parents. And so Arch goes down to the bar.
Sees his best friend, who used to play professional football. Virile, strong, this and that. Then the fairy comes into the bar. I don't mind the homosexuality. Nevertheless, goddamn, I don't think you glorify it on public television, homosexuality, even more than you glorify whores. We all know we have weaknesses. But, goddammit, what do you think that does to kids? You know what happened to the Greeks! Sure, Aristotle was a homo. We all know that. You know what happened to the Romans?
The last six Roman emperors were fags.
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Neither in a public way. You know what happened to the popes? They were layin' the nuns; that's been goin' on for years, centuries. But the Catholic Church went to hell three or four centuries ago.
It was homosexual, and it had to be cleaned out. That's what's happened to Britain. It happened earlier to France. Let's look at the strong societies. Goddamn, they root 'em out. They don't let 'em around at all. I don't know what they do with them. Look at this country. You think the Russians allow dope?
Homosexuality, dope, immorality, are the enemies of strong societies. That's why the Communists and left-wingers are clinging to one another. They're trying to destroy us. But, goddamn, we have to stand up to this. But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time — it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd.
I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco. They got to do something. But we don't have to glorify it. You know one of the reasons fashions have made women look so terrible is because the goddamned designers hate women. Designers taking it out on the women.