Plamegate. So maybe it'll finally come to a head in the next couple of days. Looking through the archives, I came across this post in which I refer to Bob Novak as a "piece of crap masquerading as a human." See, I'm a reasonable person. That post links to this 2/25/04 item:
Can Robert Novak succeed on the stage by playing the outraged husband of a CIA agent whose identity as a deep-cover spy had been revealed by a certain syndicated columnist?Of course, Novak apparently did squawk, cooperating with Fitzgerald from the beginning. And Cheney is up to his eyeballs in the investigation.
The answer will become apparent March 6 when Novak dresses up as retired diplomat Joseph Wilson to perform before Vice President Cheney and some 500 other guests at the annual white-tie Gridiron Dinner at the Capitol Hilton.
In pursuing his day job as a nationally syndicated columnist, Novak identified Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA operative working in the field of weapons counterproliferation. The July 14 column has triggered a full-press FBI probe to find the leaker, amid much journalistic soul-searching.
Novak swears he’ll never tell anybody, including Wilson, who will also be at the dinner watching Novak (aka Joe Wilson) sing of his sad plight to the tune of “Once I Had a Secret Love.”
What fond memories those must be for Cheney and Novakula.