The ongoing saga of a Washington reporter and his daily tussles with the White House press secretary. This installment asks the question (several times) "did Karl Rove say that Joseph Wilson's wife was fair game?" McClellan takes a page from Ari playbook with "we've been over that" . . .
Somebody needs to step up to the plate and fall on their sword . . . (is that a metaphor foul?)
Here are a couple of ideas about getting to the bottom of who the leakers were:
1) subpoena Novak and actually throw him in the clink until he fesses up.
2) have the President ask the leaker(s) to step forward. This approach is familiar to all of us, starting in kindergarten. Until the leaker confesses, everyone in the White House has to put their heads down on their desks. Or, perhaps the Rumsfeldian/Roman version -- draw lots, then "decimate" (i.e., execute one of every ten) staff until somebody takes responsibility. At that point, ti doesn't matter who the real culprit is -- we'd all know the Prez is serious.
This whole "gee, I don't know if we'll ever get to the bottom of it" stuff from the President doesn't sound like the can-do attitude of the fellow who just asked for another $600 million to look for WMD in Iraq.