ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Elliot Ness - Please Call Your Office

Woops....

Woodward testifies in CIA leak case
Editor says senior administration official told him about Plame

Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward testified under oath Monday in the CIA leak case that a senior administration official told him about CIA operative Valerie Plame and her position at the agency nearly a month before her identity was disclosed.

This doesn't sound good, but you know who I think the source is...

I like how Libby's (new) attorney has framed the issue:
"If what Woodward says is so, will Mr. Fitzgerald now say he was wrong to say on TV that Scooter Libby was the first official to give this information to a reporter?" Jeffress said last night. "The second question I would have is: Why did Mr. Fitzgerald indict Mr. Libby before fully investigating what other reporters knew about Wilson's wife?"

Elliot Ness! Call your Office!!!

***UPDATE***
See Tom MacGuire at JustOneMinute for more.

Also see Decision '08

***UPDATE 2***
Taking a break from promoting picture books of dead Iraqis, the Kossacks are none too pleased with Woodward.

The DUers are not pleased either and have done this nifty photoshop of Woodward as Judy Miller:


along with this delightful cover photo:


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See other Call Your Office posts from this day (I know, I went over the line...)
Algore - Please Call Your Office!!
Dick Durbin - Please Call Your Office!!

As well as this more recent post:
More Evidence Supporting Safire's Claims of a "Narrative" in the Media


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (3)
Monterey John said...

Now isn't that interesting! Let's just hope you are right in your guess about the source. We don't need anymore grief in the White House.

St Wendeler said...

I'm just saying that Powell certainly fits Novak's description of Official A (ie "Not a partisan gunslinger"). There's no way that Karl could be described as such... unless Novak was trying to cover tracks in his first article.

I also suspect that the original source is most likely someone in the State Dept (Powell or Wilkerson), since that was Wilson's place of employment and the first contact I would make if I were a journalist trying to figure out why a guy like Wilson was sent on a high-profile op like this.

Regards,
St Wendeler

Monterey John said...

I'm enjoying the DU folk's reaction. They seem to think sworn testimony is the same thing as writing a news story. What plannet do they live on? Did they expect him to not tell the truth when put under oath? And for telling the truth he is some sort of traitor or Bush toady?

How bizarre is that?