Robert Gene Baker is a name many complicated Washingtonians substantially don’t remember. But if we were profitable courtesy to a report on Capitol Hill in a 1960’s, Baker was a domicile name. The male who came to D.C. in as a page during World War II rose by a ranks to turn secretary for a Democratic majority, before assembly his passing and portion 18-months in jail on taxation semblance charges, after a extensive sovereign investigation. In 1973 he published his memoir, Wheeling and Dealing, and given afterwards has remained out of a open eye. Until now.
In a POLITICO Magazine exclusive, a 85-year aged Baker once again non-stop adult to a press, to tell a visit stories of sex and alcoholism that seemed to disease a universe of Washington politics. Here are a 7 juiciest stories he had to tell