The Old Gray Lady Ain't What She Used To Be, Ain't What She Used To Be.....
The pope of the New York Times, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., Publisher, Judith (St. Judith) Miller and Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the Times had this to say about the Gibralter of Journalistic Integrity, The New York Times, position on St. Judith's plight.
Let's review. Valerie (My wife is a career civil servant. She's apolitical. --Jos. Wilson) Plame and her husband Joseph ("It Will Be A Cold Day In Hell Before I Vote For A Republican, Even For Dog Catcher." --Jos. Wilson) Wilson got crossways with the administration because Joseph decided to be an outspoken critic of the President, his Administration and the War in Iraq. What has happened here is "Dog Catcher" Wilson's shenanigans trumped "Apolitical" Plame's alleged apoliticalism. Did a political agenda, or nepotism, the root of her pushing for her husband's Niger assignment? Here's a newsflash for those outside of government service. The member's (Federal or military) spouse and family can severely impact their career. I live across the street from a family that the Air Force sent home from Germany forty years ago for their misconduct. The pater familia was left in Germany to complete his tour.
At least Valerie and Joseph did not have to suffer the ignominy of being hustled from the White House in a seatless van like the fired members of the travel office. How about Joe Wilson's Top Ten Worst Inaccuracies And Misstatements?
The pseudo intellectual progressive liberal demoracists are struggling to find a scandal to hang on President Bush. They are finding the consensus All-American Perjurer and Philanderer William Jefferson Clinton has set a high standard of scandal that is difficult for others to attain. Hence the demoracist's grasping for straws with hurricanes, DeLay and Valerie Plame. Pathetic little people struggling mightily.
Big Bubba is willing to bet any takers a genuine, yankee dollar that President George W. Bush's legacy will quickly overtake the bottom dwelling legacy of William Jefferson Clinton. Well, du-uh, that's a no brainer. If John Gotti was posthumusly named President he would have a better legacy than William Jefferson Clinton.
That's reality, demoracists, deal with it.