Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Quote of the Day - Tony Soprano Approved
Gene Lyons commenting on the White House's outing of undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame:
In the [New York] Times' front-page account of Miller's off-again, on-again refusal to testify before Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s grand jury, editor Bill Keller admits some embarrassment.Wrong again Mr. Lyons. That's something the Italian Mafia wouldn't do. This is the Texas Mafia. Sheesh.
"I wish it had been a clear-cut whistleblower case," he said.
I wonder what they’re putting in the water coolers up on West 43 rd Street. It wasn't a whistleblower case at all. It was the exact opposite: the most powerful people in the United States using the press to damage a whistleblower by endangering his wife, something even the Mob won't do. [emphasis added]