G Gordon Liddy

G Gordon LiddyThe former FBI agent who helped plan the Watergate break-in has capitalized on his burglary legend and taken his political views to the airwaves.  George Gordon Liddy’s ultra-conservative radio talk show based in Fairfax, Virginia is broadcast on 232 stations nationwide.  Liddy was convicted for his role in the Watergate break-in, for conspiracy in the Daniel Ellsberg case and for contempt of court spending nearly five years in prison.  In 1986, a federal appeals court found Liddy liable for $20,499 in back taxes on Watergate slush-fund money, rejecting his claim that he did not benefit from the more than $45,000 he had received.  As one of the White House plumbers, Liddy spent about $300,000 engineering political dirty tricks and the Watergate break-in.  Amongst his many outrageous claims, Liddy says he once ate a rat to conquer his fear of rats.  He once asked, "Why is it there are so many more horses’ asses than there are horses?"  If anyone knows, he should.  Now 66, Liddy lives in Fort Washington, Maryland.