Spy scandal pressures Bush

Spy scandal pressures Bush

There is a clear sense in this most political of cities that this could get very nasty for the Bush administration.

Just how nasty probably depends on the extent of White House involvement in the leaking of the identity of Joe Wilson’s wife. 

Joe Wilson wrote an article criticizing the Bush Administration. Someone retaliated by leaking that his wife is a CIA agent. This is a felony as well as being a stupid petty spiteful act.

So far though, White House officials are insisting neither the president nor his closest political adviser Karl Rove had anything to do with it.

Uh, huh. I believe them, don’t you?

But both the Washington media and the president’s political opponents are sensing blood.

And when the DC sharks smell blood in the water they attack.


Josh Marshall’s Talking Points blog is breaking this story with seriously excellent reporting and digging. Yes, a blog is breaking the story. Also check MSNBC and DailyKos for more details.