Now that all the “Rove leaked it! ” furor has passed, it’s looking more and more like I’ve been Rove-a-doped.
My bad. Sorry.
At least you’re ahead of the curve on a lot of people. Oh, and nyeh…
Well, at least you’re big enough to admit it too. That’s alot more than can be said for the vast majority of the MSM and the democrats.
Perhaps it’s all just a result of another vast right-wing Rovian conspiracy. Those things are usually targeted to make the opposition implode, but you know…sometimes there’s collateral damage. Maybe he’s so damned smart, he finally figured out how to use the anti-counter-reverse psychology Maxwell Smart once referenced (or something like that).
Oh, you silly, silly man, you.
Karl Rove obviously has turned your brain into jelly.
And he smeared it on a large piece of bread.
Eat them up, yum.
Now I have to decide which was more likely. Did Rove Jedi mind-trick several reporters into calling and asking the right questions, or did Steve get duped?
It’s a surprisingly hard decision.
You’re not bad, you just missed one. That’s why you have your loyal readers to fill you in.
Judith Miller is the mystery. After ten pages of Gooogle, all I got was her name, rank, and serial number and a long list of awards and publications. She’s married to a paperback book publisher, Jason Epstein. That’s it for a woman living in the middle of the biggest fish bowl on earth.
Why no stories on background about her? On Gooogle she is universally seen as a heroine, fiercely protecting the first amendment. It would take a lot to convince me of that.
Here’s an analysis from someone who seems very well informed from a comments strings at brothersjudd.
“Miller alerted the Holy Land Foundation that Fitzgerald was closing in on their terrorist funding operation. Somebody from the prosecution end of the process had leaked to her, and she contacted the Foundation for their story. They promptly shredded a bunch of incriminating documents, and Fitzgerald’s case collapsed. He reportedly considered her intervention to be unhelpful in the WOT.
My hopeful theory in the Plame case: Fitzgerald is about to unveil, for all but the blinded to see, the inner workings of Washington’s anti-Iraq-War, Arabist clique. If he can crack Miller, he should be able to document the conspiracy among CIA and State Department bureaucrats, Democratic Congressional staff, and Democrat reporters (sorry for the redundancy) to undermine the President’s foreign policy.”
Others in the comments string corraborated this analysis and I confess that it clarifies Miller’s role and explains why she’d rather go to jail than testify about why she tipped off people who were being investigated for funding terrorism.
Good to hear, Stephen This is one of the biggest non-scandals I can recall coming out of DC in quite some time.
Your motivation was good–in national security, over-vigilance has certain advantages over under-vigilance.
But it’s always important to remember what you don’t know. Be careful of making assumptions about the loose ends–that’s the difference between thoughtful commentators and today’s liberals.
I…I am collateral damage. Got drunk and dove into a Fark L’affaire de Plame thread.
It was fun at first…posted some good mocks. Then it went all serious and weird on me, and at one point I distinctly remember using the phrase “Some people…some people need killing.”
Which may or may not be true. But spending that much time amongst the myopic needlers was unnerving.
Friends: don’t let friends Fark drunk.
It’s just not worth it.
TO: Stephen Green
RE: Not to Worry
Everybody makes mistakes. It’s all part of learning, youngster.
And besides, it was nice to be able to get your attention regarding the error, earlier.
[The only man I know who was perfect, got nailed to a tree for it.]
Great Mike Shannon quote, Chuck.
Here’s one that predates Mike’s excellent comment.
I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
[If being a christian were a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict?]
RE: [OT] Follow-Up on Late Nite Ramblings
That thread is closed down for commenting.
But, I wanted to share with you my findings vis-a-vis the possibility of a surprise missiled attack by PRC on ROC.
It takes less than 3 minutes for the missiles to fly across the strait.
I don’t think ROC pilots are fast enough from their bunks to wheels-up.
I waxed the ROC under a hail of SSMs. You can to, with Harpoon3. Get the Dragon2 scenario.
The scenario was developed in 2002 around the idea that there was no USN presence in the area at the outbreak of hostilities.
Just sit tight. The facts are not all out yet. We may in the end learn of facts to justify firing/indicting Rove, or we may see that Rove did nothing terribly bad. I’m keeping my powder dry.