So I finally got to the bottom of what's been bothering me about the way the White House smeared Joe Wilson, in a column today on the widening role of Dick Cheney in the scandal, and I had to run over to tell Broadsheet.
Did anyone else notice the sexist subtext of the Wilson attack? They couldn't really smear him as a partisan, since he worked for the first President Bush. So they attacked him as a wimp -- an unemployed guy whose wife got him a junket to Niger that he probably wasn't even qualified for!
OK, OK, I haven't seen Patrick Fitzgerald's notes yet, but that one aspect of the attack has always felt just so ... Cheney to me. We'll find out the truth soon enough.