More Heartbreaking News for the Dems

It turns out that Robert Novak found out the name of Joe Wilson’s wife not by a source but by looking it up in Wilson’s own entry in “Who’s Who in America” (pdf). And her status as a CIA analyst was inadvertently brought up in a long conversation and was only confirmed as true; it was never leaked to Novak in an attempt to out her name and status for political revenge.

My Leak Case Testimony: ‘I learned Valerie Plame’s name from Joe Wilson’s entry in ‘Who’s Who in America’… Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with the prosecutors or was a prosecutorial target were all untrue… My primary source has not come forward to identify himself… Bill Harlow, the CIA public information officer who was my CIA source for the column confirming Mrs. Wilson’s identity… I answered questions using the names of Rove, Harlow and my primary source… I considered his wife’s role in initiating Wilson’s mission, later confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee, to be a previously undisclosed part of an important news story. I reported it on that basis.

We heard the left whine, we heard them cry, and we heard them call for the head of Karl Rove. And after all that whining what was accomplished? Well, nothing relevant was accomplished but it did provide another partisan hate fest on the part of Democrats and their liberal base. There were calls for Rove to be fired, claims of treason, and the drum beat of a Republican conspiracy of political revenge. But as usual, the evidence and investigations contradict the outrage of the far-left and has made them look like the fools they were born to be.

Maybe an honest liberal can now truthfully answer this question. Given that there was no actual leak and no conspiracy to out Valerie's CIA status, you must obviously now admit that the outing of secret programs by the NY Times, which significantly endangered the country and hampered our ability to combat terrorism, is far worse than the Plame case and since you wanted Rove to be fired you now wish for the editor and writer of the treasonous articles to be prosecuted, correct? I’ll just take it as a yes, I don’t want you to look like hypocrites or complete idiots.
Update- Novak: No Bush Administration Effort to Discredit Joe Wilson