Sunday, October 16, 2005

Judy In Time(s) Out

The NYTimes gives us its long-awaited "explanation" of the Judas Miller saga:

The Miller Case: A Notebook, a Cause, a Jail Cell and a Deal

I put explanation in quotes because there ain't much there there. No mention of how the earlier, June meeting with Libby was discovered by Fitzgerald, no discussion of the "aspens connected by the roots" letter, and more importantly, Judas

[S]pent 85 days in jail for refusing to testify and reveal her confidential source, then relented. On Sept. 30, she told the grand jury that her source was I. Lewis Libby, the vice president's chief of staff. But she said he did not reveal Ms. Plame's name.

And when the prosecutor in the case asked her to explain how "Valerie Flame" appeared in the same notebook she used in interviewing Mr. Libby, Ms. Miller said she "didn't think" she heard it from him. "I said I believed the information came from another source, whom I could not recall," she wrote on Friday, recounting her testimony for an article that appears today.

So if she couldn't recall which source told her "Valerie Flame"'s name, what source was she protecting?

I don't get it.

The Times also gives us Judas's own account (btw, Raw Story reporting that she is taking an "indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately"):

A Personal Account
My Four Hours Testifying in the Federal Grand Jury Room

This line from her fanciful, pretentiously written story gives me hope:

Before the grand jury, Mr. Fitzgerald asked me questions about Mr. Cheney.

If this were a game of Clue, I'd be guessing the Big Dick in the Oval Office with a w(h)ig and a chimp.