The Washington Post reports the CIA hasn't done a damage assessment from the leak yet -- or at least they're not talking about it.
The Daily Kos has more on the nameless star added at the Memorial Wall.
Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby has resigned. The action comes as special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald announced a five-count indictment against him:
He's charged with giving misleading information to the grand jury, lying to the grand jury about his conversations with three reporters, committing perjury before the grand jury in March 2004, and lying to FBI agents investigating the case. (WashPost)
"I was trying to think of a way to make the point that this whole war is such a waste. But I also wanted to honor the troops I believe our government wrongly sent to Iraq." -- Mike Luckovich, quoted in Editor & Publisher.
"This is a sad episode." -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) (left) -- he said on October 11 that it would be "a sign of incredible weakness" if Bush withdrew the nomination.
"I do not believe that this nomination was withdrawn simply because of the president's refusal to release White House documents. That is a fig leaf to cover the real problem which was a badly mismanaged and rush nomination." -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (right)
"In a month, who will remember the name Harriet Miers?" --Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) (left)
"When his party turned on him (President Bush), he was in trouble and she was in trouble."-- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)(right)
"Various groups, particularly on the Republican side, didn't give her the opportunity to share why she's qualified." -- Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)
“It's a telling statement about the instability and ideological confusion facing the White House and the Republican Party." -- Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) (WashPost)
One grand juror was overheard telling another juror, "See you Friday," suggesting the possibility that the grand jury would continue to meet up to the last minute. -- (LAT)
"I'm surprised the president deems it wise to spend taxpayer money for his lawyer to write letters to The Onion." -- Editor in Chief Scott Dikkers quoted in the New York TimesThe Onion uses a picture of the President and the Presidential Seal when it makes fake versions of the President's Weekly Radio Address.
You can find the complete, official transcript containing the exchange at the White House website. (NYT & The White House) [Photo Credit: President Bush at June 10, 2004 news conference, White House photo]
Q. Given recent developments in the C.I.A. leak case, particularly Vice President Cheney's discussions with the investigators, do you still stand by what you said several months ago, suggestion that it might difficult to identify anybody who leaked the agent's name? And ...
President Bush: That's up …
Q. And do you stand by your pledge to fire anyone found to have done so? And …
President Bush: Yes....
June 10, 2004
"I think they should step down. I do think that's appropriate ... if they're in the midst of an indictment."