A memorial should be built to our 37th President by all those who benefitted from his time in Washington, such as:
Newspapers, particularly The Washington Post and its intrepid reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, who forever changed Journalism – since then, every cub reporter is securely fixated on scooping his own scandal, and making a career out of it.
The publishing industry brought forth so many books, not the least of which were "The Watergate Quiz Book" and "The Watergate Coloring Book."
Hollywood, which got two blockbusters ("All the Presidents Men" and "Frost/Nixon") and Broadway, which got a play, none of which hurt the careers of Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, or Frank Langella.
The President's close associate, Chuck Colson, who found Jesus and was "born again" after a reflective sojourn in the slammer – and G. Gordon Liddy, who was in on the 1972 bungled break-in of the Democratic Headquarters, but got his own radio show, also after doing some time.
The Watergate Complex, which became Washington's most famous private development, and was rewarded with historic landmark status even though it was younger than the requisite 50 years.
Users of the English language, who have annexed the suffix "gate" to all subsequent scandals, such as "Monicagate" and "Whitewatergate."
Shown here is a statue of Tricky Dick standing on a pedestal, which is wrapped with replicas of the tapes that did him in, striking his familiar pose of arms outstretched and fingers in the V for victory sign – pointing left to the former Howard Johnson Motor Inn (where the deed was launched) and right to the Watergate Office Building (where the deed was done).