Monday, July 18
Just for a change of pace I was gonna write a thoughtful piece about this, but recent cat-related events plus 5 inches of rain on Saturday conspired against me. So I'd just like to note what Poor Matt Cooper was up to. He was vetting a Time story on Social Security to the WH political advisor. After he was "warned off" the Plame story, he passed the warning on to his editor. No one is ever going to convince me that these guys thought they were actually considering genuine facts rather than shaping the news to suit Uncle Karl. The supposed "nepotism" argument was as fucking full of holes when Rove gave it to Cooper as it is today, and everybody knows it. And if I were a gambling man I'd lay dollars to doughnuts that Novak sang like choirboy, and Cooper's eleventh-hour reprieve came after he called Rove and told him he was singing, too, so he might as well release him. First Amendment my Aunt Fanny.