Or, are you kidding me? Kevin Drum puts forward a perposterous argument for why I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is really guilty of outing Valerie Plame. The explanation can be summed up as:
Fitzgeral had the goods, but he just decided not to go after Libby on the actual reason he his current job.
Kevin then rightly realizes that this is just simply nonsense. But here is the kicker, it isn’t nonsense because it sounds so blazingly stupid, but because Libby wasn’t Novak’s source. Further, this doesn’t sit well with Kevin’s early comments that Libby did blow the cover of a CIA agent. Talk about flip-flops.
The rest of the post is Kevin’s attempt to try and infer what Fitzgerald is really thinking. It is really pretty amazing to watch such a…blinded thought process. Kevin’s reasoning is that obviously Fitzgerald know’s who leaked Plame’s name. Further, that it is unlikely that Fitzgerald would let the leaker off the hook, so therefore the only reasonable conclusion is that Fitzgerald didn’t think he could win a case against the leaker. Nothing about disclosing Plame’s name actually not being a crime, or that Fitzgerald doesn’t know who did the leak.
The Democrats sure look like the Republicans back when Clinton was having his problems. I tell ya it if it wasn’t so pathetic it’d be funny.