Stick a Fork in It

Stop me if I'm stupid, but this is what the "Valerie Plame Affair" looks like now.

  • The government and the special prosecutor know who leaked Plame's name to the press, but aren't going after him (speculation) because it was not a crime.
  • Scooter Libby is under indictment for lying about not leaking classified information that would not, in any case, have been a crime.
  • The press, despite earlier filing documents to the court saying that there was no crime, continues to imply in virtually all their reporting that there was.
  • The special prosecutor is now saying that a key assumption in his indictment was incorrect.

More than anything, this whole "affair" looks to be what happens when you have a White House Press Corps whose primary concern is discrediting an administration, a federal prosecutor who is answerable to no one, and Republican administration who seems to enjoy watching the press make asses of themselves.

You'd think there was a war on or something.