16 October 2005

It's Bush-Cheney, Not Rove-Libby

A helpful reminder from Frank Rich:

Now, as always, what matters most in this case is not
whether Mr. Rove and Lewis Libby engaged in a petty
conspiracy to seek revenge on a whistle-blower,
Joseph Wilson, by unmasking his wife, Valerie, a
covert C.I.A. officer. What makes Patrick Fitzgerald's
investigation compelling, whatever its outcome, is its
illumination of a conspiracy that was not at all petty:
the one that took us on false premises into a reckless
and wasteful war in Iraq. That conspiracy was
instigated by Mr. Rove's boss, George W. Bush, and
Mr. Libby's boss, Dick Cheney.

Any explanation as to why today's column is available
for free -- instead of being offered as an “exclusive”
for TimesSelect members only?

Mickey Kaus has a theory.

When it was launched, TimesSelect promised:

“exclusive access to 22 columnists of The Times
and the IHT, including online dialogues with
Thomas L. Friedman, Paul Krugman and Frank

Hmmm. Read that sentence closely and you
realize that for $49.95 you've only really been
offered "exclusivity" with respect to the "online
dialogues," not the actual columns. Where is
Elliot Spitzer when you need him?

UPDATE: Well that free lunch didn't last long.
The Frank Rich link now says "page not found."
Use this other free link instead.