Friday, June 03, 2005

Pat Buchanan and Bill Clinton on the legacy of Deep Throat

Several former Nixon staffers have been sharply critical of former FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, as well as Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and editor Ben Bradlee, for their roles in bringing down the Nixon Administration. Pat Buchanan, a former Nixon aid and himself a presidential candidate, had this to say.

On the other side of the political spectrum, former President Bill Clinton said Felt “did the right thing” under the circumstances of the case.

As TYL has previously written, Deep Throat changed us, but the mixed legacy of Deep Throat still greatly impacts our nation.


At 8:46 PM, Blogger Heiuan said...

I can't get all emotional about the motivations and reasons behind Felt's decision to tattle.

Pragmatically, if Nixon and his cronies hadn't stepped in the deep doodoo, then Felt wouldn't have had anything to say; regardless of whether he did so for patriotic reasons or simply for revenge. They did something criminally stupid and got caught.

Of course, that very pragmatic streak of mine gets me in trouble in my real life, lol. I'm rarely asked to take sides on an issue simply because I have trouble with obfuscation and I have as much tact as a wrecking ball.


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