Was GHWBush "Deep Throat"?

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“From ADRIAN HAVILL: In my 1993 biography of Woodward and Bernstein, ‘Deep Truth,’ I argued that Deep Throat had to be a composite portrayal. No more. Yesterday’s unveiling of Woodstein’s notes at the University of Texas is an appropriate time to let Poynter’s reader know — based on recent events and my own research at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland — who I believe DT is and why.

[. . .] Certainly nearly everyone who reads Poynter was mystified when George W. Bush — a President who arguably hates the press — gave Bob Woodward seven hours of interviews which became the core of two best-selling and largely laudatory books. He also urged his cabinet to cooperate with Woodward and many did. The explanation: George Herbert Walker Bush, the president’s father, is Deep Throat.

[. . .] Did Bush have motivation? You bet. It was Richard Nixon who urged Bush to leave a safe seat in Congress, hinting there would be a position as assistant Secretary of the Treasury waiting for him if he failed. When Bush lost, Nixon reneged and asked him to take the U.N. slot but teasing him by hinting he would be the replacement for Spiro Agnew in 1972. Instead, he was given the thankless task of heading the Republican National Committee. The elder Bush got his revenge in the end, standing up at a cabinet meeting in August of 1974 where he became the first person of note to ask the President to resign. [. . .]”