In One Eye

Thursday, June 02, 2005
 
The fallout from the Deep Throat unmasking has been truly astonishing. Even I didn't anticipate how the whorish neo-Nixonians would circle the wagons on this one. From Buchanan to Limbaugh to Noonan, the reactions have been nothing short of incredible.

From Noonan's op-ed piece in today's Wall Street Journal, for example:
Were there heroes of Watergate? Surely many unknown ones, those who did their best to be constructive and not destructive, those who didn't think it was all about their beautiful careers. I'll give you a candidate for great man of the era: Chuck Colson. Colson functioned in the Nixon White House as a genuinely bad man, went to prison and emerged a genuinely good man. He told the truth about himself in Born Again, a book not fully appreciated as the great Washington classic it is, and has devoted his life to helping prisoners and their families. He paid the price, told the truth, blamed no one but himself, and turned his shame into something helpful. Children aren't dead because of him. There are children who are alive because of him.
Un-freakin'-believable. Chuck Colson a good man? The same Chuck Colson who said he would run over his own grandmother to serve the cause of Richard Nixon?

Ah, but that was before he "went to prison and emerged a genuinely good man," becoming the born-again moron that so many of his ilk become—cf. post below regarding Connecticut's own former unctuous governor who's now "thinking, 'There must be a reason I went through this.'"

I'm tired of these immoral bastards who suddenly find the true way only after being forced to suffer the consequences of their misdeeds.

Just how religious would Colson and Rowland have turned out if they hadn't gotten caught?