July 27, 2005

Operation Coverup
Joe Wilson's a liar! Valerie Plame wasn't undercover! Karl never specified Wilson's wife by name, address, mother's maiden name and Social Security number, so it doesn't count!

President Bush says he won't publicly comment about the Plame case while the investigation continues. But the reason the investigation continues is partly his fault. He should have determined early on who leaked Plame's CIA identity to members of the press, and dealt with it.

Why didn't Bush two years ago just ask Karl Rove and a few others in the administration whether they had leaked Plame's identity to Bob Novak and the others? Why doesn't he ask Rove now? Is it because he knows the answer? Or because he doesn't want to have to fire Rove?

- from a 7/27 LA Times editorial.