Rachel Abrams has a post at the Weekly Standard on the arrests of State Department intelligence analyst Walter Kendall Myers and his wife, Gwendolyn on the charges of spying for Cuba. The above quote in the headline from a neighbor of Myers does wonders to illustrate the fantasyland atmosphere at Foggy Bottom and the circles they move in, where, as another quote found by Abrams, “We were all appalled by the Bush years,” helps to illustrate the groupthink, as Abrams writes, “shared by all right-thinking people in the upper-Northwest D.C. bastion of liberalism in which they reside.”
More from Abrams:
And by the way, excellent work on clearances, State Department! Mrs. Myers has allowed as how her husband chose to steal intelligence from a desk at State rather than the CIA on account of not being “a very good liar” (all those pesky CIA polygraph tests), but he was good enough to dupe his bosses and colleagues for nearly three decades. “‘I never heard him say anything about Latin America at all–ever, ever,’ said a retired Foreign Service officer who worked with Myers and who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
What’s more, in all the years during which Santa and Bunny “were allegedly passing information to the Cubans, they never indicated any interest in the island, according to friends and colleagues — even at long dinner parties in which guests discussed world affairs.” Which just goes to show: if you’ve graduated from the right schools (Brown), come from a famous family (Gilbert H. Grosvenor and Alexander Graham Bell), “love to sail and peruse the London Review of Books,” and are as “appalled by the Bush years” as everyone else discussing world affairs at long dinner parties in your neighborhood, you can get a lot of spying in before you get caught.
Update: Don Surber adds:
The Washington Post reported that Walter Kendall Myers and his wife Gwendolyn sold out their country because of President Bush 43. One neighbor said: “We were all appalled by the Bush years.” Which of course is why the Myers became moles for Fidel Castro in teh State Department in 1978. They just knew that the son of a former RNC chairman would become president in 22 years.
As the old saying goes, “In the Soviet Union, the future is known; it’s the past which is always changing.” But who knew just how clairvoyant the left could be?
Update: “Fidel-ity: Three Decades of the Myers Spy Ring.”