Saturday, February 10, 2007

Dear Adam: How's that hero worship working out?

Poor Adam Daifallah -- he's got such a political woody for Dick Cheney:

One of the reasons I've always liked Dick Cheney is that he doesn't beat around the bush.

Sadly, Dick just isn't living up to Adam's wide-eyed, heartthrobby, man-crushiness:

Trial Exposes White House Crisis Machine

WASHINGTON (AP) -- David Addington, chief legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, says he was taken aback when the White House started making public pronouncements about the CIA leak investigation.

In the fall of 2003, President Bush's press secretary was categorically denying that either Karl Rove or I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby was involved in exposing the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA employee married to a critic of the war in Iraq.

''Why are you making these statements?'' Addington asked White House communications director Dan Bartlett.

''Your boss is the one who wanted'' them, Bartlett replied, referring to Cheney...

There were glitches in the leak campaign against Wilson.

New York Times reporter Judith Miller never wrote a story about it, even after Cheney persuaded Bush to declassify prewar intelligence so it could be shared with Miller. The intelligence report said Iraq was vigorously trying to acquire uranium from the African nation of Niger.

''It was a totally failed effort,'' Libby told the grand jury of his meetings with Miller.

It might be time for Adam to find himself a new role model -- maybe someone with at least a smidgen more of a moral and ethical foundation.

I hear Kathy Shaidle's available.

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