Thursday, April 06, 2006

Leaky and Sneaky

Scooter Libby is saying the President authorized the leak of classified intelligence in order to discredit Joseph Wilson, who publicly doubted the Administration claims that Iraq had weapons of mass distruction (though he didn't specifically say the Prez authorized him to leak the name of Valerie Plame--Wilson's wife--an undercover CIA agent).

I think when the President's term is over and voice analysts count his most frequently used phrases, the clear winner will be "it's hard work" and its variations. And this is exactly what he's talking about. This is the kind of outside the box thinking that's so taxing on the presidential mind. Do you think this shit just happens in his sleep? Or on his long, relaxing bike rides? I think not. You can hardly imagine the hours of brainstorming, the storyboards, the preliminary modeling that went into this before the President said, "By God (bless his holy name)! I've got it!" Leaking classified information and then acting outraged about the leak, now that's hard work.

2 Comments:

Blogger nick said...

Cheney: Scooter, I need you to leak some info.

Scooter: Sure, boss. Hey wait, this stuff is classified.

Cheney: Don't worry about it.

Scooter: But shouldn't we ask the President?

Cheney [lying]: Already did. Hop to it.

I think Bush was being totally genuine in implying he knew nothing of the leaks. He is that out of the loop. And i think the VP may now be orchestrating the White House message that Bush okayed these leaks--which basically means Bush is the fall guy here. How sad is that?

10:00 AM  
Blogger gurgly said...

Heh. Veeeerrry interesting. Bush definitely shut him down the last day or two on that account. Funny how we consider ignorance more excusable than bad acts.

10:35 PM  

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