In a charming discussion of the personal and political aspects of secret-keeping, including Deep Throat, Ben Bradlee's wife -- and Post staff writer -- Sally Quinn writes:
Republicans are much better than Democrats at keeping secrets. They are more disciplined and they punish people who leak. Democrats talk too much and are too disorganized to make people pay.There's a slogan for you: "Democrats: the party that has better things to do than keep secrets" or perhaps "Democrats: Responsible government through selective irresponsibility." Hmmm. Maybe not.