Thursday, November 17, 2005
An amazing post by Tom Maguire at JustOneMinute sums up the latest developments of Plamegate after Bob Woodward's revelations and the possible consequences on the ongoing investigation. Basically, Fitzgerald did a lousy job since the beginning. He "blew it - he had White House phone logs, he had sign in sheets, he had Libby's notes, he had testimony from many, many people, he had two years, and still, somehow, he did not include Bob Woodward on his contacts-of-interest list". Like Christian Rocca writes at Camillo, "if the first journalist to know about Valerie Plame was Bob Woodward, and he didn't know from Lewis Libby but from an anonymous (who is not Karl Rove), it seems to me that Fitzgerald is a lousy detective". The funny side of the story is also that the anti-Bush people don't know if they should continue to attack the Administration no matter what (but this is not possible anymore, without calling Woodward a clown, like Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo and Huffington Post do) or they should pay respect to the Great Journalist who was able to overturn one of the largest electoral victories ever of the Republican party (but this is not possible anymore, without considering Fitzgerald's inquiry a joke). From any angle we see it, and with any possible ending, this story is not damaging Bush Administration, but showing the dark side of the mainstream media and of the political use of judiciary system. Analysis and commentary from Decision '08, Hugh Hewitt, Secular Blasphemy, Tap Scott's Copy Desk, Power Line, Ace of Spades HQ, PostWatch, Myopic Zeal, The American Mind, AnkleBitingPundits, Two or Three, Sister Toldjah, Abracadabrah, The Political Pit Bull, A Blog for All, Outside the Beltway, Right on the Right, Small Town Veteran.