Friday, October 20, 2006

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward's birthday (which is from a birth certificate, AA in the Rodden system)is March 26, 1943; 6:35 pm CWT; Geneva , IL (41N53, 88W18'). This places 29 Virgo on the Ascendant, the degree of the solar eclipse (see Oct 4 post). Although Woodward's book has come at a time that is part of the Republican Party's troubles, there is debate also about his own reputation as well. As a reporter for the Washington Post he has access to high-level sources, but keeps his material for his own books. I heard Maureen Dowd publically (on MSNBC) question Woodward's keeping information for his book when what he knows could have helped turn the tide of public opinion earlier, and perhaps saved lives in Iraq. This is a view of other commentators as well, and possible professional jealously of Woodward's success notwithstanding, also demonstrates the effect of an eclipse on the Ascendant and a change in how one is perceived.