Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Watergate's Silver (Duct Tape) Anniversary

Stan Freberg here. That low point in American politics known as "Watergate" just celebrated its 25th anniversary. Darn! I forgot to get it a card. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here with some Watergate trivia. 25 years ago, Frank Willis, then a security guard at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., was making his rounds one night and noticed a piece of silver duct tape that shouldn't be there, on an underground door. He took it off.

20 minutes later, the Watergate burglars noticed it had been removed, and taped it again, to make it easy to get in and out. Bad move.

If only they hadn't retaped it open, Willis wouldn't have noticed it on his next rounds, wouldn't have called the Washington, D.C. police, and Watergate wouldn't have happened. The break-in would never have been discovered, and President Nixon could have finished his term peacefully.

Richard Nixon, brought down by a little piece of silver duct tape.

Stan Freberg here.

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