Comments: Teapot Dome

The ultimate result of the Teapot Dome Scandal:

1) Many politicians learned to cover their tracks better.

2) The few that didn't do a good job of hiding their money making operations allowed George Santayana and his followers to say "See, I told you so" for the rest of time.

3) The development of the Conspiracy Theory Industry, a billion dollar business (I'm just making the revenue number up... no one's really gonna check to see if the facts support it. Hey, just like the conspiracy theorists!)

Posted by JFH at February 12, 2004 06:04 PM

Not to plug my blog, but.....

I have been running a test there:

What is your favorite scandal?
Teapot Dome
Watergate
Iran-Contra
Bobby Baker
Monica Lewinsky
Whitewater
Judith Campbell Exner
Whiskey Ring

All are more than welcome to vote for the scandal of your choice! You can vote early and often!

Posted by Eric Scheie at February 12, 2004 09:40 PM

I'm partial to the XYZ affair myself...I'll do that one also.

Posted by Kin at February 13, 2004 07:59 AM