Public enemies 1 & 2

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There's fierce debate in the blogosphere as to whether Rove told Miller about Plame or whether Miller told Rove. But, of course, nobody knows the answer to that conundrum, so the blogs are left to speculate as to who they might prefer to be in deeper s***. Conservatives expect liberals and progressives to want Rove to be the source so he can take the fall, but Matt Yglesias disagrees:

"If you were trying to think of someone more loathed on the left than Rove, especially the media-obsessed bloggy portion of the left, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a better candidate than Miller. What's more, you can at least have a certain admiration and respect for Rove; he's only doing his job. Miller, on the other hand, has just been doing, well, Rove's job, for quite some time now. Last but not least, if Rove landed in jail, he'd just be replaced by someone equally awful, while it seems plausible that The New York Times wouldn't actually feel the need to hire a new Ahmed Chalabi sock puppet." (Tapped & TalkLeft)

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