Monday, October 24, 2005

When Dick Falls.....


All heckfire appears to breaking loose on the PlameGate Front. The New Pravda, in an attempt to save whatever shred of post-Judy dignity it has left, has let Johnston, Stevenson and Jehl off their leashes and they are reporting that:

"I. Lewis Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, first learned about the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak investigation in a conversation with Mr. Cheney weeks before her identity became public in 2003, lawyers involved in the case said Monday."

You got that?

Forget the "Scooter did it because he's whacko" deflector spin, because, if true, this would make Spiro Agnew's transgressions look like chicken scratch by comparison.

What's more, Steve Clemons from the Washington Note is reporting that the LA Times is going to publish an Op-Ed piece from State Dep't PowellBlower, Larry Wilkerson, that will "rip-the-veneer-off the White House cabal....."

Strange days indeed; most peculiar momma.

Original Link Sources: All over the bloggodome....
Wilkerson's Bit Is Up: It focuses on the out of control, insular 'cabal' that took over the Admininistration in the Twig's first term (and goes hard at trying to rehabilitate Colin Powell, which seems to be a pretty cynical attempt to get out in front of things on Fitzmas Eve). But then it ends with this,"
Today, we have a president whose approval rating is 38% and a vice president who speaks only to Rush Limbaugh....." That, I thought, was a reasonably good kicker.
There is an interesting, and not totally discountable out-of-hand hypothesis given the timelines (and not just the 'new' revelation mentioned above), that the real target of the smear was not Wilson, but rather his wife and the front company that she worked for. Why? Because they may have been working on/trying to discredit the forgeries.


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