August 26, 2002


My cousin, the code-breaker (Pat Buchanan, 8/26/02)
Fifteen years ago, after I had written a memoir of growing up in Washington during the war and postwar, which traced my father's roots back to Okolona, Miss., and from there to Northern Ireland and Scotland, I received a note from Meredith Gardner.

He, too, he said, had been born in Okolona, and he informed me that we were cousins. The great counter-spy added that he now lived in the same condominium where I had lived in the early 1970s. It is to my eternal regret that I did not drive over to Connecticut Avenue to meet this American hero of the Cold War.

He sounds like a very cool guy. Maybe he could have told us if Pat was really Deep Throat. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 26, 2002 7:25 PM
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