For example, student government was in there. I always thought that student government was a waste of time, nothing to do with real government. But the Nixon White House "dirty tricks" had their origin in USC student government. The stakes are low, but it's a low-stakes way to practice lying, vote fraud, burglary, and such.
It was good to get a reminder of why warrantless wiretapping is a bad idea: an overeager president might get a little hazy on the difference between enemies-of-the-state and those-considering-voting-for-someone-else. Such a president might decide to wiretap everybody. Put that together with accepting payments to your political party as brib^W reasons not to pursue criminal charges, and you've got a pretty effective campaign for your next term.
When it became clear that President Nixon really was a crook, one of the few folks willing to spend any time with him was his California friend, aerosol inventor Robert "Bob" Abplanalp. Or, as I prefer to think of him, B. Abplanalp. There are also people with the last name Planalp, which is even better.