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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Sharks and Chum

From a CNN article in 2003:
McClellan said that if anyone at the White House leaked Plame's identity, he should be fired, and pursued to the "fullest extent."

"No one was authorized to do this. That is simply not the way this White House operates and if someone leaked classified information it is a very serious matter," he said.
And from the same article, Novakula:
"Nobody in the Bush administration called me to leak this," Novak said Monday CNN's "Crossfire," which he co-hosts. "There is no great crime here."
Right. Anything you say, Bob. Because you, my man, are the soul of integrity. Such a leak would be completely unprecedented.

Well, not exactly. According to, who seem to have a stronger desire than most to see Novak throwing gang signs in Joliette, though from my own perspective that hardly seems possible, Karl Rove was fired from Bush Sr.'s 92 campaign for leaking information to...Robert Novak (also recounted in Bush's Brain):
Karl Rove was fired from the 1992 re-election campaign of Bush Sr. for allegedly leaking a negative story about Bush loyalist/fundraiser Robert Mosbacher to Novak. Novak's piece described a meeting organized by then-Senator Phil Gramm at which Mosbacher was relieved of his duties as state campaign manager because "the president's re-election effort in Texas has been a bust." Rove was fired after Mosbacher fingered him as Novak's source.
Screw Dancing with the Stars. The tapdancing event of the week should be Scott McClellan's performance at the Tuedsday gaggle with those two left feet of his.