I'm amazed you pretend to be so ignorant regarding the cretinous authoritarians, including yourself, who have in one fashion or another; completely dominated the GOP since the reign of the visionary and under-rated Dwight Eisenhower.
Surely you were exposed to the work of Adorna,et.al in the academic circles of the 60's following the worldwide interest in the 'authoritarian personality' phenomena generated by the hideous Nazi nightmare.
Though I proudly admit I'm just a " broken down old country boy from Pine Bluff, AR ", my reading of Paulinian B.S. e.g. and daresay even your personal experiences with toilet-scum like Charles Colson; convinces me to be highly suspicious of converts.
My suspicions suggest you and your nixonian cohorts got paranoid when you realized your fearless leader along with fellow Nazis Kissinger, Haldemann, and Erlichman had gone dangerously ' BONKERS ' and you then became enablers of the now obviously ego-maniacal opportunist Woodward to bring Nixon down. Don't get me wrong....God Knows I'm grateful for such small favors!
Imagine your disappointment.however, when the most scurrilous of the lot; Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ledeen, Wolfowitz,etc. were rewarded for their totally amoral viciousness and emerged as the powers behind the first of the designated morons ( Ford )who have represented the reptilian GOP during the last three decades.
Now. of course, the marginally ethical John Dean is alarmed ...again; because H.L. Mencken's prophecy regarding morons inhabiting the White House has been multiplied times four ( i.e. Ford, Reagan, Bush1 and capped off by the Grand Master of Imbecility, Bush2 ) and sadly,tragically in the example of Bush2, puerile stupidity is combined with Nixon's amoral,lethal psychosis.
Verily, praise God, my fellow Americans; a hero has arrived !
For merely the publisher's suggested retail price, comes John Dean to the rescue...on cue.....again. Could be worse, could be another nixonian paragon of virtue: Pat Buchannan or Pat in drag when he calls himself Bay Buchannan or Pat in a sexier drag persona when he becomes Monica Crowley.