Wednesday, June 08, 2005

E. Howard Hunt is a hoot!

I think W. Mark Felt is a hero. Without him, I doubt the Watergate scandal would have panned out as it did. Tricky Dickie and company got busted and they had it coming. That said, I must comment on a most amusing article printed on page 3B of the St. Petersburg Times on June 6. Sorry, I can't find a copy on line so I'll type it here.
It begins, "E. Howard Hunt, a former CIA operative and who recruited five men to break into the Watergate hotel, has criticized the man who came forward as Deep Throat. "

"Hunt, 86, was imprisoned for 33 months after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon from office. W. Mark Felt, 91, was the key source in the Washington Post's Watergate investigation."

The article continues, "Nothing that Mr. Felt did was acceptable. It was traitorous of him to accept a paycheck from the federal government and do what he did, " Hunt said in an interview at his suburban Miami home. His remarks were published Sunday in the Miami Herald."

"Only a person without quality, as I call Mr. Felt, would contact a major newspaper...That's detestable," Hunt said."

"Hunt said he was never really curious about Deep Throat's identity and now that Felt admitted his involvement last week, he hopes the whole thing will end."

"Hunt had been working informally for the Nixon White House's "plumbers" unit, set up to help stop government information leaks, when Nixon asked him to work on the Watergate break-in."

Investigative reporter Bob Woodward has said that Felt helped him link Hunt to the break-in. Hunt's name had been found in the address book of one of the burglars."

That's the whole article, word for word.
Is Hunt kidding? Seems like the typical Republican mentality to me.... it's OK for HIM to be a thief and a liar but the guy who brings it to the attention of the public is a traitor. He probably thought breaking into Democratic headquarters was for the good of the country. Howard, you should really take your act on the road! It's a real hoot.


At 8:30 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

Darling you are daring to be entering Palmghetto without your foil cap. Have a ball today! I'm with you...I've loved all the crooks calling Felt a traitor. It wasn't just Hunt. All the blowviators on Fox...called him one as well. I think the term is whistle blower and PLT for all of them.


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