Friday, December 19, 2008
Mark 'Deep Throat' Felt (1913 - 2008)
Someone once said that "If you can't spy on the Democrats, then who can you spy on?" It was, however, guys like Mark Felt who cried foul when statements like the one above began floating around Washington in the summer of 1972. Now I do disagree with him breaking people's civil rights in the name of justice, as in the case of the Weatherman and their bombings.
He more than makes up for it in my book, however, by indirectly going after one of the most heinous and foul political crimes and cover ups in our country's history.
The nerve of former Nixon henchman Pat Buchanan to say that Felt should be ashamed of himself for betraying his office and his president. In Pat's book that's worse than the president himself personally targeting members of society for their political beliefs and generally betraying the country.
The Washington Post has this remembrance.
Deep Throat Goes Down! The Associated Press has this brief story.
Alan Pakula's All The President's Men 1976. The great Hal Holbrook plays Deep Throat.
Go get 'em, Dick!