Quote: “The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic – just one of those unfortunate things.”
Quote: “If I can go from burglar for the government to talk show host, you can go from entertainer to congressman.”
Quote: “… when the left ascended into power, the left failed and they left us all the with tab. The Republicans said, ‘Ok, we’re going to pay this bill, but we’re going to stop running up huge bills like this and we’re going to start doing things correctly.’” Ummm. Whut?
Quote: “The reason that talk radio has done so well with the right is because the left has everything else. They’ve got the television networks, CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times …”
Liddy is most notoriously known for his role in the Watergate break-ins that eventually brought down President Richard Nixon. For his roles in the Watergate scandal, which he coordinated with E. Howard Hunt, Liddy was convicted of conspiracy, burglary, and illegal wiretapping and served five years in prison before having his 20 year sentence commuted by President Jimmy Carter. This, apparently, left him a prime candidate for Conservative stardom. No one loves a convicted felon like Conservatives.
In the early and mid-eighties Liddy began to parlay his notoriety into media appearances; most notably an appearance in an episode of Miami Vice in 1985 and a week-long stint on the game show Password in 1987. He also appeared in several movies.
In February of 1992, he began his stint as a radio talk-show host. His trademark is a lot of testosterone-fueled posturing. He has proven to be the political guru for the Soldier of Fortune crowd, appealing to the demographic who have stickers on their cars that read “W: The President” and view the last Presidential election as the political equivalent of a WWE wrestling smack-down. Take that, you pansy Liberal Democrats!
Liddy also believes in that convoluted Conservative morality that confuses so many Americans. He can talk about the deline of morality in the United States while at one time peddling a calendar on his web site titled Stacked and Packed, which features scantily clad women holding firearms (the web site can make for some hilarious reading; especially the guidelines for photo submissions – “Sorry, no skinny Minnie’s-we believe it sets a negative image of the real American woman!”).
If G. Gordon Liddy didn’t exist, someone would have to create him.
– Wikipedia: G. Gordon Liddy bio
– The G. Gordon Liddy Show