by Shelt Garner
First, I have no idea about anything. But I just finished the new Watergate history and it’s curious that the issue of who, specifically, ordered the break-in at the source of the trouble that Nixon got in the first place is still a mystery.
To me — it’s gotta be G. Gordon Liddy.
I say this because he was nuts. Not only was he nuts, but he was aggressive enough that he could both keep a secret and exploit the general criminal disorganization of the Nixon White House.
So, Liddy seems the prime suspect to be behind the whole fuckup. When things started to go bad, Liddy knew enough to keep mum. He had the means, motive and opportunity to think up something as dumb as a very poorly thought out break in of the Watergate.
That’s it. That’s what I think happened. But I’m always wrong. Always.