Why Bush is Done
A couple of months ago, Billmon pointed out why you don't want to have a war with the CIA
-- six days later, the White House Plame Game started.
Similarly, you don't really want to start a war with the press
Bush turned the questions on reporters at the end of a Cabinet meeting. "You tell me: how many sources have you had that's leaked information, that you've exposed or had been exposed? Probably none."
"I don't know if we're going to find out the senior administration official," Bush said. "I don't have any idea. I'd like to. I want to know the truth."
But, Bush said, "This is a large administration and there's a lot of senior officials."
"I have no idea whether we'll find out who the leaker is, partially because, in all due respect to your profession, you do a very good job of protecting the leakers," Bush told journalists.
The press has a cold, dark heart and will think nothing of destroying Dubya in 2004.