Not to harp on Scootergate overly, but there's one defense that White House spokesweasel Scott McClellan has been using lately that really gripes my wagger:
Q Scott, with what looks like indictments pending in the CIA leak investigation, what's the anxiety level like here at the White House? What's the atmosphere in the hallways?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, first of all, there's a lot of speculation going around, and I think there are a lot of facts that simply are not known at this point.
Not to take issue or anything but how exactly is that possible? What do you mean there's stuff you don't know?
Earth to Scott: the people under investigation are your colleagues; they work for your administration and are answerable to your president. If your Commander Chimpy sincerely wanted to know stuff, he could have simply called in his people and asked them. How much simpler can this get?
The only way these people can, at this point, not know stuff is because they don't want to and they're stonewalling. There is absolutely nothing legally that is stopping Scott's preznit from finding out what he wants. Nothing. Got that? Nothing. All he has to do is ask the questions and demand the answers.
The fact that he hasn't done so has nothing to do with that "ongoing investigation." It has everything to do with an administration that is trying to hide its crimes.
Have I made all this perfectly clear?
AFTERSNARK: Does anyone seriously believe that Commander Chimpy really doesn't know all the facts by now? Just asking.