Weicker On McMahon, Murphy And The 2012 Presidential Race

A chat with the former Connecticut governor and senator.

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Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. talked about the 2012 political season. Photo:Chion Wolf
Weicker On McMahon, Murphy And The 2012 Presidential Race
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Weicker On McMahon, Murphy And The 2012 Presidential Race

The Watergate burglary was 40 years ago. Thirty-nine years ago, a freshman senator from Connecticut wound up on the investigative committee. Lowell Weicker was the first from his party to begin openly questioning the involvement of President Nixon, not only in the burglary but in a thicket of clandestine operations that became the meat of the scandal.

For his trouble, Weicker became a pariah among some Republicans and so began his long journey of questioning his own role in the party and the very nature of the party itself. The divorce was a long time coming, but you could easily argue that it all began with Watergate. 
Today Weicker joins me in one of our occasional long conversations about the shape of modern American politics. And once again, the Republican party may be perched on the cusp of another conversation about its soul and its future. Could there ever be room for a guy like Weicker again? 
 
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Lowell Weicker

Breath of fresh air. Balanced!!!! You don't have to parse through and account for far left or far right bias. Great show.