Rove-up (video)

News & Politics
Americablog points out that RNC chair Ken Mehlman (despite Rove's own lawyer's statements to the contrary) is attempting to sow confusion and doubt: "Ken Mehlman tells CNN Rove wasn't the leaker...That was clearly his intent on Wolf Blitzer's show at 5 (video here). Not to mention, Mehlman said that Wolf agreed with him - huh? Man that guy can lie." Mehlman does say that "Karl Rove has said that he's not the leaker." Yes, and I respond: "Well, Nixon has said that he's not a crook."

CIA agent Larry Johnson preempts questions over Valerie Plame's status, the danger of outing her, and the national security-damaging precedent this is setting.

And for those of you who aren't familiar with the terminology of intrigue like "double super secret background," used by Rove and Time's Matt Cooper, here's a translation from the Daily Show's Stephen Colbert, via Eschaton:
It's just like regular background but with no tagbacks, frontsies or backsies, taken to infinity plus one on opposite day, circle circle dot dot now you've got a cootie shot. It was first pioneered by Edward R. Murrow.
(Americablog & TPM & Eschaton)

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