OpinionJournal has more on the Karl Rove non-story from yesterday. Besides the fact that no laws were broken, this is what Karl Rove did:
For Mr. Rove is turning out to be the real “whistleblower” in this whole sorry pseudo-scandal. He’s the one who warned Time’s Matthew Cooper and other reporters to be wary of Mr. Wilson’s credibility. He’s the one who told the press the truth that Mr. Wilson had been recommended for the CIA consulting gig by his wife, not by Vice President Dick Cheney as Mr. Wilson was asserting on the airwaves. In short, Mr. Rove provided important background so Americans could understand that Mr. Wilson wasn’t a whistleblower but was a partisan trying to discredit the Iraq War in an election campaign. Thank you, Mr. Rove.
Mr. Wilson was trying to discredit Bush; Rove pointed out that Wilson was the beneficiary of nepotism when he got his choice assignment to Nigeria. Wilson denied it, but Rove turned out to be telling the truth. In other words, Rove is under attack by the lefties for telling the truth.
Here’s what I think is the funniest part: The New York Times is leading the charge against Karl Rove, trying to pin the disclosure of Valerie Plame’s non-secret identity on him, while at the same time sending their own reporter to jail for not disclosing her source. Is it possible that if she disclosed her source it would clear Rove? And if not, why is she in jail if Rove’s already been outed?