Can I Get You To Listen To A Little Podcast This Morning?
I doubt I would have picked up Russ Baker's new book, Family of Secrets, had I known it was a "conspiracy theory" book. But now that I'm halfway through it, I can barely put it down! The book absolutely floors me. I thought it would just be another wonderful Bush-bashing book. It's far more than that. Baker puts George H.W. Bush (and the CIA) at the center of the two most politically earthshaking events of my lifetime-- the assassination of JFK and the Watergate coup against Richard Nixon. Conventional wisdom isn't Mr. Baker's specialty. Intensive research is-- and following it wherever it leads. In this case it leads to some pretty shocking conclusions.
I drove down to Orange County last night to see an art show by Hugh Brown. I couldn't persuade my companions to let me take a two hour detour to Yorba Linda so I could go apologize to Nixon in person for spitting on his grave. If only I could have figured out a way to make this podcast portable so they could have heard it. The podcast is an interview, last Friday, with Russ Baker, which goes into what really happens to presidents who buck the system (or at least two of them). Maybe it'll make you more sympathetic with poor Mr. Obama. Do give it a listen-- unless you are 100% certain that Lee Harvey Oswald did it alone and with no assistance and that Nixon really was behind Watergate-- and that George W. Bush won the 2000 election fair and square and that there is a tooth fairy.