Hypocrisy is the new black:
Charles Colson, Nixon’s chief counsel who served seven months in jail for his role in the Watergate scandal, confessed to understanding the dilemma Mr. Felt faced.
But he added: “When any president has to worry whether the deputy director of the FBI is sneaking around in dark corridors peddling information in the middle of the night, he’s in trouble.”
What he really meant to say was: “When any country has to worry about their president sneaking around in the dark corridors breaking the law, they’re in deep trouble.”
“I think that Mark Felt was ashamed at what he did, that’s why he lied about it for 30 years — and he ought to have been,” former Nixon speech writer and Republican presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan, now a conservative commentator, told MSNBC. He called “Deep Throat” “a snake.”
“He’s an FBI agent for heaven’s sakes, the top man in the bureau except for one, and he’s sneaking around garages leaking the results of an investigation to a Nixon-hating newspaper,” Buchanan said.
What Pat really meant to say was: “He was the freakin’ President of the United States, for heaven’s sakes! The top man in the country and the supposed leader of the free world, and he’s sending thugs in to break in to political rivals’ headquarters??? WTF?
Or maybe he meant:”Go against the Republican authority and, no matter how noble your cause or how heinous the crime you’re exposing might be, we will bury you.”
From the same article:
Bush, asked by reporters whether Felt was a hero, said “it’s hard for me to judge (until) learning more about the situation. All I can tell you is that it was a revelation that caught me by surprise.”
What George meant to say was: “Pretty much everything catches me by surprise, and this is certainly almost as big a surprise as what happened a few years ago (I forgot what it was so I went ahead and bombed Iraq which was the only logical solution), so we should not at this time misunderestimate that this is one big giant surprise of noo-cu-lur proportions.
And later we even have this gem, with my own emphasis added, just for fun:
“The children wanted the money and they pushed him into it,” said G. Gordon Liddy, who helped plan the original Watergate break-in and spent more than four years in prison for his role in that and other Nixon administration scandals.
“He’s certainly no hero,” Liddy, now the host of a conservative radio talk show, told Reuters. He said Felt, as a law enforcement official, should have taken his concerns up the legal chain.
What Liddy really meant was: “Nixon and I certainly were no heroes. What we should have done is to respect the laws of the country that we swore an oath to represent and uphold. And I might add: Only in America can one be convicted of federal crimes and then become some wingnut on talk radio.”