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Monday, February 07, 2005

Deep Throat to Soon Be Unmasked?

posted by Mike at 2/07/2005 01:07:00 PM

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Former White House counsel John Dean advises us through the Los Angeles Times that Deep Throat is about to be unmasked:

Bob Woodward, a reporter on the team that covered the Watergate story, has advised his executive editor at the Washington Post that Throat is ill. And Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of the Post and one of the few people to whom Woodward confided his source's identity, has publicly acknowledged that he has written Throat's obituary.


According to this Wikipedia article, people widely considered to be potentially be Deep Throat (and who are still alive) are Charles W. Bates, Stephen Bull, Pat Buchanan, W. Mark Felt, Fred F. Fielding, L. Patrick Gray, Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, Robert Kunkel, Raymond Price, and Ben Stein.

Not to be ghoulish, but anyone know if any of them are sick?

(And yes, that's Ben Stein the actor. Used to be a Nixon speechwriter, evidently!)

I have to admit, though, I am wondering if it's one other person who had often been considered, the United Nations Ambassador at the time ... a rather unknown gentleman by the name of George H.W. Bush.

This would make special sense if you consider Woodward's comment on Larry King Live last August:

We will tell that story, and it's a — it's kind of one of the last missing pieces of the puzzle. And I think once people see who it is and exactly what happened, will understand why the super secrecy and the confidentiality, and why it was not revealed for such a long time.


Should be interesting, whenever it develops.