The best kept secret in a world where secrets don't last very long; "Deep Throat," the man who tipped off news team Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on President Nixon's involvement in the Watergate brake-in and cover up, kept his identity secret for over 30 years. Was it Alexander Haig? Henry Kissinger? George H.W. Bush? Pat Buchanan? Diane Sawyer? David Gergen? L. Patrick Gray? Someone in the White House, CIA, or FBI? Well, today, the world knows the answer. The number 2 man in the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, W. Mark Felt. The original clues to Deep Throat's identity was that he was a heavy smoker, liked Scotch, and was a die-hard gossip. Felt, now 91 and living in California, announced today that he was indeed "Throat." It was today confirmed by Bob Woodward. Many (including yours truly) consider Felt a hero worthy of inclusion in a "Profiles in Courage" reprint. It takes a whole lot of guts to take down the president.
I FEEL A LIBERAL RANT COMING ON
Okay, let's play a game. Ready? Okay, tell me what all these Republicans have in common.
Senator John McCain (AZ)
Senator Lincoln Chafee (RI)
Senator Mike DeWine (OH)
Senator John Warner (VA)
Senator Olympia Snowe (ME)
Senator Susan Collins (ME)
Fmr. Congressman Doug Bereuter (NE)
Fmr. Congressman Bob Barr (GA)
Senator Arlen Specter (PA)
Senator George Voinovich (OH)
Senator John Thune (SD)
Congressman Walter Jones (NC)
Congressman Jimmy Duncan (TN)
Congressman Mike Castle (DE)
Okay, anybody know the answer?
All of these Republicans have voiced opposition to one thing or another that President Bush has supported. Many oppose the unjust war in Iraq, many oppose Bush's right-wing stance on stem cell research. Some oppose Bush nominees who are unfit, some oppose Bush's base closings that will hurt their state's economy. Some oppose Bush's infringment of American Civil Liberties, some oppose Bush's proposal for unneccessary Constitutional amendments. Some oppose Bush's heavy-handed Darth Vader-like Senate enforcer, Bill Frist.
I applaude these republicans and I believe they should continue fighting for the principles of the Old Guard Republicans, many positions now held by current Democrats.
Okay, I've got myself mad at Bush enough for one night, time to watch "Sanford and Son."