Take a close look at the red silhouette on the packaging for Sudafed PE Triple Action. The first time I saw it, I immediately recognized the upturned jaw, the heavy brow and the unmistakable arc of the forehead: They belonged to John Ehrlichman, a presidential assistant in Richard Nixon’s White House and a key figure in the Watergate scandal.
(If the makers of Smith Brothers Cough Drops are smart, they’ll ditch their bearded namesakes in favor of pen-and-ink sketches of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.)


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