So now we know the identity of Deep Throat. Is this story now so old that it’s not really that big a deal? I’m sure tomorrow’s papers will make a big splash about it because we do love to navel gaze. I just wonder how many people on the street actually care. It certainly would have been a sexier story if it had been Al Haig or someone equally conspicuous.

W. Mark Felt, eh? Who remembers the name John Hazelwood?

Here’s an interesting part of the AP story: “Felt had hoped to succeed mentor J. Edgar Hoover as FBI director after Hoover’s death, but was passed over by Nixon for the job.”

So Nixon was brought down by a guy who was upset he didn’t get a promotion. Don’t get me wrong, Nixon screwed up. But let’s not forget Foyt’s motivations may not have been totally pure.

G. Gordon Liddy’s point is accurate as well: “If he were interested in performing his duty, he would have gone to the grand jury with his information.”