Cheney or Libby?


Who is Fitzgerald really after? Here are some excerpts from the news feeds:

"Vice President Cheney himself directed Scooter Libby to essentially go around protocol and deal with the press and handle press himself ... to try to beat back the criticism of administration critic Joe Wilson."

Cheney personally "wrote out for Scooter Libby what Libby should say in a conversation with Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper."

"Scooter Libby destroyed a note from Vice President Cheney about their conversations and about how Vice President Cheney wanted the Wilson matter handled."

This may be the moment in the Bush administration when the huge liner splits in two, points upward and goes under for good.

(Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP.)