Saturday, February 05, 2005

Deep Throat (not Monica)

Outing GHW Bush as Deep Throat makes sense.

"Did Bush have motivation? You bet,” Havill wrote. “It was Richard Nixon who urged Bush to leave a safe seat in Congress, hinting there would be a position as assistant Secretary of the Treasury waiting for him if he failed to win a Senate seat held by Ralph Yarborough. When Bush lost, Nixon reneged and asked him to take the U.N. slot instead but teased him by hinting he would be the replacement for Spiro Agnew in 1972. Instead, he was given the thankless task of heading the Republican National Committee in 1973. The elder Bush got his revenge in the end, by standing up at a cabinet meeting in August of 1974 and becoming the first person in Nixon's inner circle to ask the President to resign."

Of all the guessing on the identity of "Deep Throat" over the years GHW hits the right spot. Poppy must have been so frustrated. That pesky Kennedy bunch was out of the way, neutralized, with nothing to stop the building of the Bush dynastic clan, then Nixon putzes on him. Finally, Bush gets the VP spot and had Hinckley been a better shot GHW might have had 8 years as president. At last he gets the top job and becomes a one term president. Back to square one with all that piss and vinegar stuck in his craw.

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