Saturday, August 05, 2006

Steve King's non-denial denial

WisPolitics finally got around to asking Steve King about his Watergate coverup role, revealed here several days ago. What King had to say -- or what he didn't have to say -- speaks volumes. WisPol reports:
Coalition for America's Families chief Steve King says he will never reveal details of the events that transpired between him and the outspoken wife of Nixon re-election campaign chair John Mitchell around the time the Watergate burglary story broke.

"I said that 35 yrs ago and I'll say that today," King told WisPolitics on Friday. "Neither you, nor anybody else will ever get me to talk about the matters of the Mitchell family.''

... King says passages from that book alleging he assaulted Mitchell to prevent her from revealing Nixon Administration secrets are untrue, but King would not elaborate on those incidents.

"I didn't share one moment with the Mitchells because I continue to see them as very personal matters between me and the Mitchell family," King said.

He says he once considered taking legal action against the publisher of Mitchell's book for libel, but eventually dropped the idea. "I was a public figure," he added, saying that political attacks were to be expected.
That's not even the "limited hangout route" that Nixon employed during Watergate. It is what became known at the time as stonewalling.

UPDATE: King tells the LaCrosse Tribune that honesty is a family value. Apparently one he doesn't practice, since he does not tell the truth about his role in the Watergate coverup or manhandling Martha Mitchell. He makes it sound as though he is the sole funder of the Coalition for America's Families and its negative TV campaign. If that's true, he wouldn't need a front group and could run independent ads himself.


At 10:47 PM, Blogger XOut said...

Maybe Steve should hire a professional shill so that he can lie his way out of anything... do you have some free-time Xoff?

Good liars are hard to come by.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Other Side said...

Still hiding behind anonymity.

Xout = coward.

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Ben Masel said...

My zinger back when he was running for the Senate....

Q: What's Steve King's position on drugs?

A: On top of Martha Mitchell, with his thumb behind the plunger."


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