"I think that it is necessary for the president and vice president to tell the American people exactly what happened... I do say that there's been enough of a showing here with what's been filed of record in court that the president of the United States owes a specific explanation to the American people ... about exactly what he did," - Senator Arlen Specter, ratcheting up the pressure on the president and veep today.

This other WaPo piece is pretty damning. A "concerted effort" to strike back at Joe Wilson? And, as so often, Cheney is at the heart of it. Wilson, I should add, seems to me to be a low-life. But the people who go all out to attack low-lifes tend to end up on their level.

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