RIP Chuck Colson. The lesson Chuck learned from Watergate was that God is able to redeem any sinner. He claimed Jesus as his saviour and never looked back. He served his time and served it well. He left prison much like Joseph and led many to the Lord. He was humbled and broken and put back together by God. He served God and, in my opinion, served him well. I will miss him.
The lesson the press learned from Watergate was that they could take down a Republican if they leaned heavily and ruthlessly and persistently enough and they have been trying to do it again ever since. They could never (and would never) take down a Democrat since the Democrat would rather tear the country apart than resign.