Roger L. Simon

Dept. of Oh, Please!

Senator Charles Schumer has taken political grandstanding to a new level (well, maybe not a new level, but certainly up there) calling for the suspension of Karl Rove’s security clearance while investigators get to the bottom of the “nefarious” Plame Affair. (Maybe they can tell us who hired the photographer to take the “secret” agent’s photo for Vanity Fair. That’s a potential indictement, isn’t it?) It’s so interesting to find the Senator from New York coming to the defense of Joseph C. Wilson. Perhaps the Senator is not aware of the “Ambassador’s” peculiar background. But then, partisan politics makes strange bedfellows indeed. It even turns liberals into reactionaries.