soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that
are in line with your principles and can bear the full
light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day
by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who
you become. Your integrity is your destiny.
It is the light that guides your way.
Greek Poet and Philosopher,
6th Century B.C.
On August 13, Bud's new op-ed on presidential campaign promises "Will Obama's promises get mugged by reality?" was published in the Christian Science Monitor.
On 12 and 13 June, Bud spoke at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia as part of their Presidential Oral History Program. Video of the panel presentations is available for download here.
in the Christian Science Monitor's January 20, 2009 edition. Intended
to complement Obama's inauguration, it's entitled "For Obama and other
public servants, three tests of integrity."
Minnesota Public Radio broadcast of
Lessons from Watergate
now available on-line. Features John Dean, Bud Krogh, and former
Watergate prosecutors Jill Wine-Banks and Charles Breyer. Also
available is a summary article by Barbara L. Jones
printed in "Minnesota Lawyer."
Bud presented three one hour courses on "The Integrity Zone" and a
keynote address at Georgetown University on 31 January and 1 February
2008. The final keynote is available here
as streaming video on C-SPAN. New to Bud's talks, the keynote address
discussed the government's response to the takeover of the Bureau of
Indian Affairs by Native American protesters in 1972.
Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House available in stores now!
Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House was released in August 2007 by Public Affairs. Integrity
tells the story of Bud's early years in the Nixon White House, focusing
on the story of the "Plumbers" and the personal integrity issues that
doomed the Presidency. You can order a copy here. Public Affairs' description can be found here.
"Integrity" Reviewed in the Christian Science Monitor
On 11 December 2007, Chuck Leddy of the National Book Critics Circle offered this thoughtful review of Integrity.
October 5th, Bud gave a lunchtime talk for the Discovery Institute
entitled "Face to Face with Watergate: Putting It All in Perspective 35
Years Later," later broadcast throughout Washington State on TVW, the
Washington State Public Affairs TV Network. The video is available here on the TVW web site, and includes a very kind introduction by Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Bill Ruckelshaus.
September 17th 2007, NPR member station WHYY broadcast an interview
with Bud on Fresh Air entitled "'Life Lessons' from a White House
Plumber." The entire interview is available here on the NPR web site.
Video of Bud's Talk at the Commonwealth Club
September 6th 2007, Bud gave a talk at the Commonwealth Club in San
Francisco. Entitled "Life Lessons from the Nixon White House," it is
available here on FORA.tv.