Sometimes I think that I would like the mondo traffic and the notoriety that the big boys and girls have. Then, on the few occasions in which I get a link from one of them--though I'm quite grateful--I know why some of them must be pretty stressed out.
In the comments to one of Kevin Drum’s posts on the Plame “scandal,” some
lunatic person with a unique perspective is talking about prosecuting Karl Rove under the Espionage Act for “leaking” Valerie Plame’s name, suggesting that Mr. Rove’s “crime” is a capital offense. When you’re Karl Rove, some days it just doesn’t pay to answer the phone.
This is what happens to your perspective when you want something so bad that you’re willing to ignore the facts to get it.
Meanwhile, John Tierney sums up the whole thing nicely; again, astonishingly enough, in the New York Times.
For now, though, it looks as if this scandal is about a spy who was not endangered, a whistle-blower who did not blow the whistle and was not smeared, and a White House official who has not been fired for a felony that he did not commit. And so far the only victim is a reporter who did not write a story about it. [SNIP](Thanks to Lucianne.com)
What do you call a scandal that's not scandalous?