Monday, December 30, 2013

The Ends of Power 8

On page 276 of The Ends to Power, H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona) says the following about President Richard Nixon’s valet, Manolo Sanchez, and how his serving Nixon coffee made a lot of racket on Nixon’s tapes:

“Manolo is well known—-and damned—-by all listeners to the tapes as the creator of the thunderous, ear-splitting crashes which usually occurred as the sound was turned up in order to hear a low pitched voice.  The thunder was caused by Manolo delicately placing a cup of coffee on Nixon’s desk in which the microphones were installed.”

I laughed out loud when I read that!

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