Rove Innocent! (Of the Plame Thing, at Least)
Things in Michael Isikoff's piece naming Karl Rove as Matt Cooper's source that we didn't already know:
• Rove didn't break the law: "Nothing in the Cooper e-mail suggests that Rove used Plame's name or knew she was a covert operative."
• There is a category of privilege of called "double super secret background." It's a technical term.
• Matt Cooper is a fine actor: "Rove was the secret source who, at the request of both Cooper's lawyer and the prosecutor, gave Cooper permission to testify." Italics very much ours. So much for that surprise last-minute "personal communication" and pulling back from the brink of prison. Or maybe Superdad always parts with his son by telling him "it might be a long time before I see him again."
Matt Cooper's Source [Newsweek]