Finally, some LA-ish Plamegate-ish news-ish to report. In his LAT column today, Robert Scheer blames Judy Miller for, uh, everything:
The most intriguing revelation of Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald’s news conference last week was his assertion that he would have presented his indictment of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby a year ago if not for the intransigence of reporters who refused to testify before the grand jury. He said that without that delay, “we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005.”
Had that been the case, John Kerry probably would be president of the United States today.
Surely a sufficient number of swing voters in the very tight race would have been outraged to learn weeks before the 2004 election that, according to this indictment, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff – a key member of the White House team that made the fraudulent case for invading Iraq – “did knowingly and corruptly endeavor to influence, obstruct and impede the due administration of justice.”
Well, maybe. But why stop with Miller? I blame her parents.