A reader notes:

What's extraordinary, yet unsurprising, about Gellman's revelation is the degree to which it reveals Cheney's complete  contempt for Bush. A contempt shared, apparently, by Andrew Card and Scooter Libby. Knowing that the chief law enforcement officer of the United States regarded portions of the warrantless wiretapping program illegal, they let the president sign an order continuing it in effect.

If this had happened in a democracy governed by the rule of law, it could have landed Bush in jail.

Now imagine if they could do this with Bush as a cipher, what they could do with Palin.

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