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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Shallow Throat?

It's getting increasingly difficult to tell who the good guys and who the bad guys are in DC. And that goes for journalists as well as politicians.

The news that Patrick Fitzgerald is planning a new grand jury to investigate questions raised by Bob Woodward's admission that he had a source of the Valerie Plame leak that was NOT Lewis Libby has sent the pols into another frenzy. Denials are being issued by the bushel-full. Eventually everyone in Washington will have denied speaking to Woodward. This one is clearly the best:
In another development, a person familiar with the federal investigation said that Vice President Dick Cheney is not the unidentified source who told Woodward about Plame's CIA status.
It's one thing for Robert Novak, the Prince of Darkness, to clam up about who gives him material to use in his knife fight assaults on Democrats. You expect it from him. But Woodward? And then going on Larry King to diss the prosecutor?

Many other folks have delved into this one so I won't go on. It's just tough when one of the few folks you thought represented ethics and honor in your former profession make you think twice.

Next thing you'll tell me is there isn't a Santa Claus.

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