Saturday, July 02, 2005

And the Plame leaker was...

A break from the ridiculous tinfoil of this morning for a real plot:

Guess who leaked Plame's status as a CIA agent?

No! Not Rove!

Never would have guessed it.

What a sack of shit. We've had a pretty good feeling about how scummy this guy has been since the debacle over McCain's fictitious black baby. Now it's out in the open and no amount of snaky manipulation can make it go away. From the McLaughlin Group:
Lawrence O'Donell: What we're going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper's emails-within Time Magazine, uh, are handed over to the grand jury is the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is. And I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of-for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time Magazine's going to do with the grand jury.
Seriously. Fuck this guy.

edit: Actually, it looks like they probably can manipulate themselves out of this. A combination of the public and media's apathy towards this and Rove's ability to say that he didn't know that he was disclosing classified information, creating a certain amount of plausible deniability, will probably make this go away. I get way too optimistic when I drink whisky at night.

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