Wednesday :: Jul 6, 2005

Latest Plame Spin: A Reporter Revealed Plame's ID, Not The White House

by Steve

I know that many of us want to believe that Karl Rove committed a felony by telling reporters the covert identity of Valerie Plame. And many of us don’t think he is stupid enough to have done this, no matter what we think of him personally.

But don’t be surprised if it turns out that it was someone, say like Judy Miller, who in fact told the White House and (worse yet) others what Plame’s day job was. That is at least the spin being put out there now by Fitzgerald’s office, through of course “sources.”

But to believe this line of reasoning, you would have to also believe that the White House didn’t know itself about Plame until they were tipped off to her identity by a reporter for the New York Times. And how plausible is that?

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