The Longest Now

Facets of old glory #11846 : satire in plame view
Thursday July 14th 2005, 6:05 am
Filed under: popular demand

You have to love a country where you can have cheerfully-mindless-yet-vicious government satire at, and pornography (well, not anymore!) at   Now if only journalists would stop producing content that is similarly mindless and easily confused with pulp… 

The best concise articles on the Plame affair, despite recent coverage, remain ones written back in 2003 (like this slightly anti-administration
Newsweek piece).
You would think some busybody would have improved on them by now.  If
you know of another good overview article, particularly a pro-administration one for good measure, please
leave a link to it. 

At least we now have a fairly encyclopedic overview of the case vis-a-vis Rove, and a decent timeline
But the real story isn’t about Rove or alleged illegality, it’s about
why multiple people in the government (and outside of the
administration) decided this was an acceptable result.  Not sexy,
hard to research — don’t hold your breath for detailed coverage this decade.  Just snag a copy of Pravin’s 2017 “Global Politics in Turn-of-the-Century America” when it comes out.

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Defective Yeti has a nice overview at

Comment by Shimon Rura 07.14.05 @ 5:41 pm

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