Mary O. McCarthy, of Bethesda, MD, an "analyst, U.S. Government" according to official records, is listed as doinating $2000 to the Kerry Campaign in 2004. That's a big contribution for someone on a government salary.
Ed Lasky 4 22 06
Update: A reader at NRO finds some further information and draws the appropriate conclusions:
Mary McCarthy of the 20817 zip code in Bethesda Md. not only gave $2,000 to the Kerry campaign on 3/14/2004, she also gave $5,000 to the Democratic Party of Ohio on 10/5/2004. There's also a $500 contribution to the DNC on 10/29/2004, and a $200 contribution to Steven Peter Andreasen, a Democrat Congressional candidate, on 11/1/2002.
There's also a Michael McCarthy, also of 20817, that gave $2,000 to Kerry on the same day Mary did. Perhaps it's her husband. He also gave $500 to Sen. Mikulski's (D—Md.) campaign on 3/2/2004.
Now, that doesn't prove that her leak of classified national security information to the Washington Post was politically motivated, or intended to hurt the administration. But the fact that she maxed out to the Kerry campaign, and gave five grand to help Democrats in the key swing state of Ohio a month before the election shows that she was in favor of a change in administrations. You can draw your own conclusions.
It took me two minutes to look up those contributions. Why didn't the New York Times, in a 1,353—word story, find any space to add this relevant information?
Hat tip: Lucianne Goldberg
Update 2: J.West posts a great analysis at Just One Minute:
On the subject of odd donation patterns, a search of contributors to the Democratic Party of Ohio (the vehicle for fighting the 2004 Ohio election results) in November of '04 comes up with 138 donors of $5000 or more.