(Plaintive whine from the back seat: “Are we there yet?” Exasperated response from the blog’s driver: “We’ll get there when we get there!”)
I was down with a migraine during my prime obsession window yesterday, so I didn’t get a chance to update you all. But here’s what I’ve been reading about the Plame-outing story lately:
- NYT: Bush responds to questioning over leak case. Seems we have a new standard: It’s no longer “anyone who leaked classified information will be fired”; it’s now “anyone convicted of a crime will be fired.” Well, that’s not actually much of a surprise. I’d put money on it being Rove who’s on the other end of the secret radio during Bush’s high-stakes press conferences/debates, and you don’t fire your brain if you can figure out a way to wiggle out of it.
- David Corn continues to lead: Bush’s new standard for wrongdoing, and Fitzgerald pursues a key part of the leak — the context and Did Rove admit he had leaked too much?
- Kevin Drum: Nukes and the base. Interesting (and dead on, as far as I can see) analysis of exactly why it was so important for Rove & Co. to get Wilson.
- Tom Toles. (Brief aside: oh, for a real political cartoonist in my morning paper. And I’m not just saying that because I disagree with Michael Ramirez’ politics. I’m saying it because he reliably has nothing interesting to say.) Ahem. Where was I? Oh yes. Tom Toles: Seems to be based on what the definition of ‘classified’ is… and Moving the goal posts…