Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Two Good Posts

Over at the Washington Monthly, Kevin Drum has two posts that I find of real interest. The first is trying to make sense of this morning's news that Bob Woodward learned about Valerie Plame about a month before anyone else, apparently from someone other than Rove or Libby. Fitzgerald learned about this when an unnamed official came forward to say that he/she told Woodward. It is all very confused, but as Kevin points out "what this does tell us is that the Plame investigation is alive and well and continuing to make progress. Fasten your seatbelts."

His other post is something that I have been wondering about myself, exactly how well is Junior taking his plummeting popularity? The image that the WH has always liked to project is that he doesn't care about what people think, he is just concerned about doing what is right. This is, of course, baloney. Junior is a guy who likes being liked, and since he doesn't appear to be the most introspective guy, when people don't like him, he probably wants to blame someone else. The rumor mill appears to be in full swing, from depression to drinking to getting angry with his aides. Don't know exactly what is true, but the image that is being formed is that of a President and a WH that are confused and don't know what to do. That is not a good thing, for Junior, or for the country.