What a Shocker: Rove was Novak’s Source on Plame

Gotta love this AP lede, which pretty much sums it up:

Now that Karl Rove won't be indicted, now that the president won't fire him, now that it really doesn't matter anymore, more details of the Valerie Plame leak investigation trickle out.
In his latest column, Robert Novak details his role in the whole mess, acknowledging that Karl Rove and CIA public information officer Bill Harlow were the two sources who confirmed Plame’s identity for his original column that outed her. His original source remains unnamed because “has not come forward to identify himself.” He also continues to claim that he “learned Valerie Plame's name from Joe Wilson's entry in Who's Who in America.” and “considered his wife's role in initiating Wilson's mission, later confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee, to be a previously undisclosed part of an important news story. I reported it on that basis.”

Honestly, I’m so over this whole thing. It was a huge disgrace, clearly perpetrated by members of the administration at the highest levels, well coordinated and concealed by a collection of lawbreaking, unethical scumbags who have not the slightest compunction about obfuscating, lying, or railroading to protect their own despicable asses, which is indicative of their usual behavior, and, essentially, they’re going to get away with this like they’ve gotten away with everything else. I’ve no faith that we will see justice laid upon this administration for any of their myriad of iniquities, and I just hope we can get through the next couple of years without much more damage. We won’t—but I’m still going to hope it, anyway.

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