Fat Steve's Blatherings

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Quoted Without Comment

      From a Wall Street Journal article by Laurence H. Silberman:
      Only a few weeks before the 1964 election, a powerful presidential assistant, Walter Jenkins, was arrested in a men's room in Washington.  Evidently, the president was concerned that Barry Goldwater would use that against him in the election.  Another assistant, Bill Moyers, was tasked to direct Hoover to do an investigation of Goldwater's staff to find similar evidence of homosexual activity.  Mr. Moyers' memo to the FBI was in one of the [Official and Confidential] files.

      When the press reported this, I received a call in my office from Mr. Moyers.  Several of my assistants were with me.  He was outraged; he claimed that this was another example of the Bureau salting its files with phony CIA memos.  I was taken aback.  I offered to conduct an investigation, which if his contention was correct, would lead me to publicly exonerate him.  There was a pause on the line and then he said, "I was very young.  How will I explain this to my children?"  And then he rang off.  I thought to myself that a number of the Watergate figures, some of whom the department was prosecuting, were very young, too.

      Hat tip: Jerry Pournelle.

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