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Massachusetts Liberal

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Judy, Karl, Bob and Scooter

The strange saga of Judy Miller, the story she did not write and the Bush Boys who claim they didn't tell any secrets looks like it is finally heading to a climax. That will be a relief because we might finally be able to understand what the heck has been going on.

While I share the general disgust with her reporting on non-existent weapons of destruction while relying on a source with more tentacles than an octopus, I also respect her for the resolve to choose prison over revealing a source.

But then the question turns to why did she choose to spend several months in jail for a deal that was apparently available to her in August?

I'm not sure I buy Huffington's conspiracy theory that she was working hand-in-glove with the Scooter and the boys looking to discredit Joseph Wilson and his wife. But the unanswered question that really does beg an explanation is: why was she jailed for something she did not write?

And of course, the other answer we hope to get from the Fitzgerald investigation -- when it finally winds down -- is how can Bob Novak get away scot-free when he actually did out a spy?

For those of you who thought Karl Rove got away easy when John Roberts and Katrina changed the subject -- fear not. I'm betting that Karl and Lewis "Scooter" Libby will be prominently mentioned in the Fitzgerald report.

Without knowing the intricacies, all I can do is repeat the old line that a good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. So the real question becomes will that be with mustard or mayo?

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