Orrin Judd on Bob Novak’s legacy as “The Plame-Thrower”:
Once BDS dies down in a few years, that revelation, that an anti-Bush functionary at CIA sent her own husband on a supposed fact-finding trip for the Agency is likely to be seen as the pinnacle of his career. The intelligence services running a black op against the president is a tough scoop to top.
When a Republican is in power, the CIA goes to war against him. When Democrats are in power, they go to war against the CIA. If a third party ever won the office, would the CIA end up committing the spies’ equivalent of seppuku?