So — we know, at least something. At 2:15 pm EST Patrick Fitzgerald will speak. In the meantime, this whole day has been spent waiting for something we already knew about. Some random points that ought not to go unmentioned:
One of the CNN pundits on the Situation Room (sorry, Wolf’s manliness is distracting) invoked Bush’s oath during the 2000 campaign: “I will restore honor and dignity to the White House.” This whole brou-ha-ha? Not so much.
And by the way Karl Rove is still under investigaton.
And by the way there has been nary a peep about Dick Cheney. People really love seeing him as the dark puppeteer-villain of the piece. Fitz, throw ’em a bone?
Speaking of, Cheney has issued a statement accepting Scooter’s resignation and calling his right-hand man “one of the most capable and talented invidivuals I have ever known.” Then Cheney notes that an indictment is just a charge, and that any person charged is presumed innocent until proven otherwise after a full hearing of fact in a court of law. Since it’s an ongoing investigation, naturally it would be inappropriate for Cheney to comment on the charges. Naturally.
Once again, note that no charges have been brought under that super-strict 1982 statute prohibiting the wilful disclosure of a covert agent’s identity.
This entry makes it painfully obvious that a lot of the reporting on this issue has been reporting on the stuff that isn’t happening. PlameGate: The Seinfeld of Government Scandals!
George Stephanopoulos was on ABC earlier talking about Scooter, but now they’re back to showing “All My Children.”
Fitz, it’s all you. Bring it.