'I’ll have to say it’s total bull***t': How political sources play the anonymity game

George W. Bush dished on his father's campaign, with the understanding that he'd later have to deny it. Such arrangements have long been part and parcel not just of journalism, but of politics.

Vice President George Bush and son George W. Bush upon arriving in Houston on Nov. 7, 1988.
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