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Giving the signal to an engineer was a felony whether is was acted on or not. The spies on the campeign train were just as illegal as the spies entering the watergate building. This was just another Sandy Burglar/Scooter Libby dichotomy. An objective press would have commented on thie at the time but they never forgave Nixon for taking down Alger Hiss and for exposing Helen Gahagen Douglas' pink undies. Nixon was gutless. He should have burned the tapes, shut off the electricity to the Supreme Court building and told congress to do their damnest. And he should have stood behing Agnews, too.
I just want to mention that I was a student at the University of Rochester in the mid-70's when Tuck came to speak there. This was at the height of the Watergate crisis (or perhaps just after Nixon's resignation, I really don't recall exactly when) and Tuck was well-received due to the antipathy we all had towards Nixon at that time (myself, admittedly, included). I had some reservations about Tuck, though, and whether his brand of "political pranksterism" had any more place in a vibrant democracy than Nixon's dirty tricks, despite his (Tuck's) insistence that there was no comparing the two. One thing I do clearly remember, though - which, according to this Wikipedia article, Tuck now denies - is that he did indeed take credit for succeeding in getting the train to pull out of the station while Nixon was in mid-speech. I think I remember it so well because that got the biggest laugh of the night. Convit (talk) 13:48, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
I can't find a source saying Tuck was in RFK's ambulance when he was shot. Is it true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:24, 13 October 2010 (UTC)