Thursday, October 20, 2005

PLAME WATCH Everyone is talking about this article. And the President is sure to be asked about it when he takes questions in the Rose Garden today, following a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

But the Washington Post is also making news:

Cooper, after receiving permission from sources, testified before the grand jury and later said publicly that Rove and Libby had talked to him about Plame. But other reporters were contacted by other White House officials about Plame during the crucial week in July 2003 after Wilson's views became public, according to government officials and people involved in the case. (Italics added.)
First Rove. Then Libby. Who's next?

UPDATE: Well, so much for predictions. In the Rose Garden this morning, neither of the two questions asked by American journalists addressed yesterday's report that President Bush has known about Karl Rove's role in leaking Valerie Plame's identity for two years.

I guess lying to the country isn't as big a deal as it used to be.

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