Friday, May 30, 2008

McClellan--Bush Ordered Outing of Valerie Plame

On The Today Show yesterday, Scott McClellan outed George W. Bush as the person who authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity to the press.

That's one of the buried leads so far, and one I'm sure Rep. Robert Wexler wants to know about.

What JBalazs at DKos wants to know is what Scott McClellan is willing to tell us about Jeff Gannon. Good question. I am a bit surprised that Gannon himself was among those piling on Scott yesterday. Uh, poor choice of words. Anyway, Gannon, who has no love for left margins, wrote, "Add me to the growing list of those who are having great difficulty understanding McClellan’s motives. I spent two years as a White House reporter, much of it during McClellan’s reign. At no time did Scott ever indicate, either publicly or privately, he had the misgivings he expressed in this book."

Maybe it was because McClellan valued his life. Maybe now he doesn't. A guilty conscience can do that to you.