I have often said in these pages that Karl Rove is the Prince of Darkness. So much so that it is almost a cliche at this point. However, NOTHING makes me happier than to see his name all-but-confirmed as the Valerie Plame leaker. He is pure evil. Evil in the service of his master. The GOP touts itself as the party of military strength and competent espionage. Funny how the grand poobah of the administration's strategy (let's not kid ourselves that it is GWB or Dick Cheney) risked the life of a CIA operative--and who knows who else--for the brazenly political purpose of defending a political decision. THAT, my friends, is pure evil.
I'll write more on this later, but suffice to say at this point that I relish the vision of the GWB administration parsing legal language (since whether he said her actual name to the reporter (rather than just "she is the wife of xyz," is of legal import in his culpability) a la the GOP nemesis Bill Clinton (It depends what your definition of "is" is). Let's all sit back and see them take a page from Bill Clinton's playbook--all the while calling Dems immoral, godless people.
In my next installment, I will discuss the joy of seeing Machiavelli himself be out-Machiavellied. Sah-weet.