January 28, 2004
PLAME UPDATE: Well, it’s more of a further thought than an update. But the weakest part of the Plame “scandal” has always been the idea that someone in the White House, like, say, Karl Rove, would try to get back at Joseph Wilson by outing his wife as an intelligence agent. Even if they knew that she was a covert agent (and if she were really secret, they shouldn’t have), deliberately outing a spy for trivial political payback purposes would just be too unimaginably stupid.
But, then, this is unimaginably stupid, too. So who knows?