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5.31.2005

Deep Throat

My roommate was impressed by the sword swallower at Coney Island yesterday (you watch her in a peep show for $1), but today brings other Deep Throat news.

Linked article plays up the FBI powerplay motivation for Mr. Felt. As it happens I believe that every President is a criminal, and I've long held that intelligence officials were never held responsible for The Massacre of September 11, 2001 because they could easily land President Bush in jail if they were humiliated and left alive. Similarly, but for Republican readers, this Drudge book excerpt says a little about how philandering cokehead Bill Clinton was limited in his use of executive power:
--Richard Clarke on the record hitting Clinton for not having the guts to fire FBI director Louis Freeh, who Clarke called a major obstacle on anti-terrorism policy. "He should have just fired Freeh and taken the shit it would have caused."

The standards for impeachment are a little different than just breaking the law; it really comes down to the will of those that know laws are being broken.

2 Comments:

At 7:54 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

Only read headlines and heard NPR blurbs about the latter Deep Throat you mention.

Q's:
Can he _prove_ that he's the real Deep Throat?

How does this all work into Oliver Stone's movie _Nixon_, which I also haven't seen?

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

I guess there's a possibility that Woodward, Bernstein, and Bradlee are willing conspirators in a dynastic plot to rule the world (George Bush Sr. was a Deep Throat suspect) and are now blaming a mental invalid for the disloyal testimony. I think their word is OK, though, and that Felt is it. (I do have to admit Woodward seems to be an able propagandist, though - his Plan of Attack was inoffensive to both Iraq War supporters and normal people, and I think he wrote flattering stuff about Clinton when the time was right.)

 

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