June 01, 2005

The Nixonians weigh in

Not surprisingly, the group of bright, once-young men who once made up Nixon's staff and have manged to stay alive and out of jail were making the rounds, talking about Mark Felt (how's that for a pRon name????) and the legacy of Deep Throat and the end of the Nixon presidency.

Pat Buchanan was on Imus this morning, and he and Charles Colson have been all over MSNBC declaring that Deep Throat is not an American hero, but rather a misguided, if not vengeful schemer who violated the ethics of his position, something he would later be tried for in another matter, and brought down a presidency that had the potential to continue to do good.

Ben Stein echoes this theme in today's American Spectator, asking why Deep Throat is Nixon's legacy, rather than opening the door to China and building peace in Vietnam and elsewhere.

Former Nixon chief of staff, Al Haig told The Australian and FoxNews that it was good to "finally be off the list" of suspects.
(h/t Dr. Mental)

Posted by caltechgirl at June 1, 2005 03:50 PM

It all strikes me as a bit thin by now. The thing I still can't get past is that Daniel Ellsberg and Antony Russo got away with stealing highly-classified information, much like the British Cabinet memo recently causing such a stir.

Posted by: Mr. Kurtz at June 3, 2005 09:43 AM