Sunday, July 03, 2005


It looks like this story on the identity of who leaked Valerie Plame's day job is going to reach its crescendo very soon, although I'm not sure how its taken two years to break.

Back on August 21, 2003, Joe Wilson had this to say:
"It's of keen interest to me to see whether or not we can get Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs. And trust me, when I use that name, I measure my words."(emphasis added)

On Friday's taping of the McLaughlin Group, Lawrence O'Donnell mentioned that he knew for sure that the leaker was Rove.

According to Isikoff's story in Newsweek,
"The e-mails surrendered by Time Inc., which are largely between Cooper and his editors, show that one of Cooper's sources was White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, according to two lawyers who asked not to be identified because they are representing witnesses sympathetic to the White House."

Three things
1. The ever important news cycle- America tends to be focusing on the Sandra Day O'Connor resignation, as well as the still unresolved Arruba story.
2. The long weekend allows the White House PR machine to be working overtime while the rest of the country is paying attention to their hamburgers and Rodger Federer's service at Wimbledon.
3. Karl Rove is about as slippery as they can get. However, if there is email evidence and/or some sort of paper trail (substantiated by Judith Miller's notes?) then it would be quite difficult to get out of this one, even for him.

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