Thursday, December 15, 2005
No Partisan Gunslinger, Partisan Gunslinger, & Preznit Toad-Exploder
Here's a thought.
We have Bob Novak saying that one of the two people who told him about Valerie Plame was "no partisan gunslinger." One of the two people who told him about Valerie Plame, the once-covert CIA agent, was Karl Rove.
Rove is clearly a partisan gunslinger. Therefore, Novak's other source is someone else.
Novak now says that Bush knows perfectly well who Novak's source was.
"Don't bug me," Novak asserts. "Bug the president."
Syndicated columnist Robert Novak, who has repeatedly declined to discuss his role in disclosing the identity of CIA operative Valerie Wilson, says he is certain that President Bush knows who the anonymous source in his administration is.
Novak said Tuesday that the public and press should be asking Bush about the official rather than pressing journalists who received the information.
Novak also suggested that the administration official who gave him the information is the same person who mentioned Wilson and her CIA role to Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward in the summer of 2003.
OK, how about this?--Bob Woodward ("no partisan gunslinger" from Novak's point of view) told Novak.
And Woodward first heard it from--Bush?
Might that explain those eight redacted pages?
(Update via BuzzFlash: White House freaks out over Novak comments pinning direct knowledge of Plame leaker on Bush).
Posted by No Blood for Hubris at 9:55 PM