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Monday, February 07, 2005

Rehnquist is Deep Throat

At least that's my prediction. The Los Angeles Times has a piece in which Woodward has told his editors that Deep Throat is ill. Also, Ben Bradlee has publicly acknowledged that he has written Deep Throat's obituary.

Before being appointed to the Supreme Court, Rehnquist was an assistant attorney general. Woodward has consistently stated that he got his information from a high-ranking official in the executive branch. While the timeframes don't necessarily mesh, as Rehnquist was appointed to the Court on 1971 and Deep Throat was talking to Woodward a couple of years later, Rehnquist could have been drawing on his contacts that were still at Justice. Additionally, if Woodward had said that Deep Throat was a high-ranking member of the Judiciary, suspicion would have immediately fell at Rehnquist's feet.

I didn't think this before Woodward and Bradlee's comments. But I cannot find anyone else who was that involved in the Nixon administration that is ailing to the degree that Woodward and Bradlee would speak publicly about it.

Update: I was obviously wrong about this.

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