Twenty Questions - Game 44

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#21 Post by Jamiet99uk » Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:08 pm

Doug7878 wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:36 pm
Gerald Ford? (connected to Watergate via his pardon of Nixon)
Gerald Ford held more than one political office so it couldn't be him anyway.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#22 Post by Jamiet99uk » Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:20 pm

SenatorNyxen wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:00 pm
5 not known for other careers
Hmm. This would mean that he was not a prominent lawyer or legal professor and would rule out Archibald Cox, Leon Jaworski, and Charles Ruff.

Question: Was this person a Special Prosecutor at any point during the Watergate scancal and its aftermath?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#23 Post by damo666 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:25 am

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:08 pm
Doug7878 wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:36 pm
Gerald Ford? (connected to Watergate via his pardon of Nixon)
Gerald Ford held more than one political office so it couldn't be him anyway.
That's a requirement not a disqualifier.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#24 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:45 am

damo666 wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:25 am
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:08 pm
Doug7878 wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:36 pm
Gerald Ford? (connected to Watergate via his pardon of Nixon)
Gerald Ford held more than one political office so it couldn't be him anyway.
That's a requirement not a disqualifier.
Ah sorry yes, I mis-read.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#25 Post by SenatorNyxen » Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:51 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:20 pm
SenatorNyxen wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:00 pm
5 not known for other careers
Hmm. This would mean that he was not a prominent lawyer or legal professor and would rule out Archibald Cox, Leon Jaworski, and Charles Ruff.

Question: Was this person a Special Prosecutor at any point during the Watergate scancal and its aftermath?
I interpreted that question as "known for something other than politics" (especially since you hadn't yet named a more specific career within politics) with known for doing a fair amount of work.

He's held more than one position in his life, and some of them were outside of politics, but he's not noteworthy for them: politics is the sole reason he has a Wikipedia article. I would answer that question the same way for Obama or Ford, but not for Reagan or Trump (film actor and professional media clown respectively).

On that note though, the hint I planned to give at 10 questions was that I think he's best known for two events. The first was in Watergate, the second came later and was IMO less noteworthy on the whole, but is probably more in the public consciousness.

0 American politics
1 dead
2 watergate
3 Republican
4 not a senator
5 not known for other careers
6 known for holding more than one office
7 not convicted for watergate
8 nor indicted
9 worked for DoJ
10 was never a special prosecutor for Watergate

Wrong guesses: Mitchell, Liddy, Ford, Richardson

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#26 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:19 pm

Does his surname have four or fewer letters?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#27 Post by SenatorNyxen » Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:36 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:19 pm
Does his surname have four or fewer letters?
It does!

0 American politics
1 dead
2 watergate
3 Republican
4 not a senator
5 not known for other careers
6 known for holding more than one office
7 not convicted for watergate
8 nor indicted
9 worked for DoJ
10 was never a special prosecutor for Watergate
11 surname has 4 or fewer letters

Wrong guesses: Mitchell, Liddy, Ford, Richardson

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#28 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:54 pm

I hate to burn a guess for the (dis)benefit of everyone else, but:

Robert Bork?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#29 Post by Tolstoy » Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:18 am

John Dean

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#30 Post by Tolstoy » Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:21 am

Tolstoy wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:18 am
John Dean
Scratch that.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#31 Post by dargorygel » Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:09 am

Would this person have been considered on Nixon's side?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#32 Post by SenatorNyxen » Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:42 am

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:54 pm
I hate to burn a guess for the (dis)benefit of everyone else, but:

Robert Bork?
Robert the Bork! Known for the Saturday Night Massacre and the verb "to bork." I was on the fence about doing the Bork or the Bruce, and then someone else did the Bruce anyway.
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 44

#33 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:07 pm

SenatorNyxen wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:42 am
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:54 pm
I hate to burn a guess for the (dis)benefit of everyone else, but:

Robert Bork?
Robert the Bork! Known for the Saturday Night Massacre and the verb "to bork." I was on the fence about doing the Bork or the Bruce, and then someone else did the Bruce anyway.
Woot!

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