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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1980
AUTHOR: Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–94)
QUOTATION: There are these and other great causes that we were elected overwhelmingly to carry forward in November of 1972. And what we were elected to do, we are going to do, and let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job.
ATTRIBUTION: President RICHARD M. NIXON, remarks to members of the White House staff on returning from Bethesda Naval Hospital, July 20, 1973.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1973, p. 657.
SUBJECTS: Watergate affair