E. J. Dionne has it right today. The coverup worked.
He quotes Patrick Fitzgerald: "...if witnesses had testified when subpoenas were issued in August 2004, and 'we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005'."
Can you say ex-President Bush?
E.J. also has it right on the politics. Don't move on from the lies, the coverups, the propaganda of the White House Iraq Group (WHIG).
Here's E.J.: "That is why Senate Democrats--and one hopes they might be joined by some brave Republicans--should insist that before Alito's nomination is voted on, Bush and Cheney have some work to do...Bush needs to tell the public--yes, the old phrase still applies--what he knew about the operation to discredit Wilson and when he knew it."
That's right--W's got some 'splainin' to do.
Instead, the Great Divider wants an ideological Court fight, right now, as a distraction.
Let's fight him on Scalito--but later.
Right now, Senate Dems should make it clear they will filibuster until Plamegate is cleaned up.
If no explanations come forth about Cheney, Rove, the WHIG--then no vote on Scalito.
Besides, O'Connor's on the job, and she's better anyway.
Right now, there's some pretty big unfinished business on the floor.
Stay on that.