SCANDALS: A Feeling of Betrayal

From the start of Richard Nixon's presidency, big businessmen had been convinced that they had a friend in the White House. It was a relationship they cultivated with warm statements of support and exceptionally generous contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign. But in the wake of Watergate, many executives feel betrayed. "I am disappointed. I feel that I've been had," says Richard Wright, chairman of Pittsburgh's Richard Wright Corp. and a fund raiser for Nixon last year. "I gave $5,000 to the campaign, and now I get a picture of my money going somewhere in a suitcase. I don't like...

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