Saturday, July 16, 2005

Tierney on Wilson and Rove

John Tierney on the Joe Wilson, Valerie Wilson, Karl Rove, Judith Miller, Matt Cooper, Bob Novak story with Where's the Newt? : "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.

It would be logical to name it the Not-a-gate scandal, but I prefer a bilingual variation. It may someday make a good trivia question: What do you call a scandal that's not scandalous? Nadagate. "
Tierney is becoming a star with his clarity, brevity, and his citation of other readings at the end of his columns for further sources on his current subject - he is the professional that Krugman is not.
(And with apologies to my friend Nada.)

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