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All the President's Men What's Up With the Title?

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What's Up With the Title?

Humpty Dummy

There's a famous nursery rhyme that concludes all the president's horses and all the president's men couldn't make "sock it to me " funny again.

We may not have that exactly right. There are supposed to be eggs in there somewhere, right?

All the President's Men indicates that the corruption surrounding the Watergate break-in involves not one or two of the president's men, not half of them, not seven-eighths of them, but all of 'em. All of the president's men. And once Woodward and Bernstein blow the story open, none of them can put Nixon's reputation together again.

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