"Next to a man's wife, his secretary is the most important person in his career. She has to understand every detail of his job; to have unquestioning loyalty and absolute discretion. On every count Rose measures up. I'm a lucky man."
—Richard Nixon, in a press interview, 1957
"The buttons said on and off, forward and backward. I caught on to that fairly fast. I don't think I'm so stupid as to erase what's on a tape."
—Rose Mary Woods, in court testimony, Nov. 8,1973
Precisely because her loyalty to her boss has never been questioned and she...