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Saturday, July 02, 2005

The Plame Blame Name Game (Part 2)

The latest buzz out there on the rumor mill suggests that the Valerie Plame leak came, according to veteran journalist Lawrence O'Donnell, not from some low-level flunky from Cheney's office, but from the man known widely as "Bush's Brain."

I wrote about this story way back in October of 2003, and it's been simmering on the back burner of Beltway blather ever since.

I'm not getting my hopes up that this is what will take down the Republican "dirty tricks" operation. But the irony that someone who has been so quick to hurl accusations about Democrats motivations after the 9/11 attacks would stoop to exposing a covert CIA operative for raw partisan political purposes, or, even worse, a personal vendetta.

It'd make for terrific political drama anyway.


At 12:08 AM, Blogger Anthony said...

If Karl Rove were excised from the White House, I somehow think that George W. Bush would find ways to be even more incompetent without his "brain."

At 1:28 PM, Blogger Answer Guy said...

I've always said the Bush White House is good at exactly two things:
1. Winning elections.
2. Paying off cronies.

If whatever it is that needs to be done isn't wholly connected to one or both of those things, they can pretty much be counted on to foul it up.


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