You get it? Huh? Did you?...Freakin' hilarious, this guy is...
I think the press has been really tough on Karl Rove and the administration over this Valerie Plame scandal, so I wanted to come to their defense a little bit. First of all, Plame might have been a covert CIA operative, but she once sat in a desk and shuffled papers around. If you're not shooting people in the field every day, then how do you go around with a straight face calling yourself a secret agent?
Secondly, Karl Rove was just trying to prevent the press from making yet another error by reporting on Ambassador Wilson's claims. Joe Wilson was lying about his trip to Niger. The Iraqis were, in fact, trying to buy uranium to build nuclear weapons. That's why we found all those nuclear bombs in Iraq labeled "Made in Niger."
Sure, there was a memo circulating in the administration identifying Valerie Plame as a CIA agent. And it was marked with an "S." "S" normally stands for "Secret," but to be fair to Rove, he might have thought in this case, "S" stood for "Send to Reporter."
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
PlameGate Hearings To Be Held
The MinuteMan has the scoop...meanwhile, over at Huff'n'Puff, Cenk Uygur has perhaps the most unfunny comedy piece ever written. Some high(?)lights: