Friday, April 07, 2006

A Leak Is Not a Leak 

'Cause it depends on what the meaning of "is" is. Er, "leak" is. Tapped has a good refutation of the Administration's current spinmeistering concerning the revelation that Bush authorized Libby to leak the identity of Valerie Plame to the press.

And, another simple refutation of the "but if the President says it's okay, it's not a leak" spin: if it wasn't a leak and it was okay, then why didn't W himself go on the air way back when and announce, "Valerie Plame works for the CIA"? I mean, if it was okay to release that info three and a half years ago, it should have been a total release to the press and public, right? I mean, if the info was actually declassified by W's magic words.



On the other hand, maybe W himself is finally reading the writing on the wall. Kudos to Harry Taylor for standing up and questioning the president to his face at a campaign event in North Carolina -- also giving us a chance to see that, maybe, W is finally realizing what an unpopular, lame-duck, 36%-er he is. Rather than tactics we've seen in the past -- the "heckler" (or true patriot, take your pick) hustled out and grilled by the Secret Service -- W actually told the crowd to be quiet, and seemed to listen to the man and engage in conversation with him. It was an uncharacteristically gracious moment on both sides.

Who'd a thunk that? Still, it's too little, way way too late. But even as this Administration has tried to act more and more Imperial, more and more people seem to be pointing out that the Emperor truly has no clothes.

Sixty-three percent of Americans seem to believe that, too. I think we have a two-thirds majority for impeachment. Now if we could only manage it without having to go through the wussies in Congress...

Too bad we can't have a special recall election on the Federal level.

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