The MSM gets nervous

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Left wing pundit Richard Cohen, columnist for the Washington Post, all of sudden has second thoughts about the desirability of the Plame grand jury issuing indictments. Why now? After all the leftist hysterics about exposing the identity af a CIA desk jockey who used to be an undercover agent, could it be that the prospect of other crimes coming to light is making some people queasy?

Just a thought...

UPDATE: A further thought: If the grand jury were to issue no indictment and no report, the left would be able to cry "Cover—up!" That would form yet another leftist myth, to accompany "Bush lied" and "Bush stole the election." The MSM knows that in complicated stories, most of the faithful and many in the middle will just look at the headlines and conclude that where there's smoke there might be some fire.

All the more reason to hope for indictments.

Thomas Lifson   10 13 05

Left wing pundit Richard Cohen, columnist for the Washington Post, all of sudden has second thoughts about the desirability of the Plame grand jury issuing indictments. Why now? After all the leftist hysterics about exposing the identity af a CIA desk jockey who used to be an undercover agent, could it be that the prospect of other crimes coming to light is making some people queasy?

Just a thought...

UPDATE: A further thought: If the grand jury were to issue no indictment and no report, the left would be able to cry "Cover—up!" That would form yet another leftist myth, to accompany "Bush lied" and "Bush stole the election." The MSM knows that in complicated stories, most of the faithful and many in the middle will just look at the headlines and conclude that where there's smoke there might be some fire.

All the more reason to hope for indictments.

Thomas Lifson   10 13 05