Last night on the Dave Letterman show, McCain was asked about his ‘criminal affiliations.’ The person he was referring to was G Gordon Liddy. Liddy was a staff aid for Nixon and was one of the central figures in the Watergate scandal.
Liddy was convicted of burglary, illegal wiretapping and conspiracy. Liddy has said he does not regret his actions. Liddy also confessed to making plans to assassinate a journalist by the name of Jack Anderson, bomb the Brookings Institute and planning to kidnap anti-war protestors. After David Koresh’s clash with the ATF in Waco, Liddy said “Now if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they’re going to be wearing bulletproof vests. ..Kill the sons of bitches.”
McCain was recently on Liddy’s show saying, “I’m proud of you, I’m proud of your family… It’s always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great.”