AMERICAN NOTES: Odds Against Impeachment

Will President Nixon be impeached or forced to resign because of Watergate? Don't bet on it. That's the current advice of Las Vegas Oddsmaker Jimmy the Greek Snyder. He estimates that the odds are 1,000 to 1 against impeachment and a somewhat less staggering 200 to 1 against resignation. Jimmy also says that the odds against convicting former Attorney General John Mitchell are 5 to 1.

Still, times—and odds—change. In the winter of 1971-72, Jimmy was giving 2-to-5 odds that Edmund Muskie would win the Democratic nomination. George McGovern? A 50-to-1 shot.


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