Thursday, October 27, 2005

EXQUISITE TORTURE

Paul Begala writes at TPM Cafe that the Bush/Cheney cabinet is deep in the throes of painful anticipation--I'm thinking of that stunning scene in Schindler's List when the SS officer attempts to shoot the rabbi in the head, but his pistol repeatedly jams. They are waiting, of course, for Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to announce whether or not his grand jury will issue indictments. While I do admit to feeling a bit of Schadenfreude over the possibility that Karl Rove may be experiencing some much deserved low back pain, I have to agree with the Moose that ultimately the entire Plame Affair and the White House's trickery if and when laid open for all to see will not be a victory for Democrats or liberals, but instead yet another triumph of cynicism and distrust among voting Americans.

We now resume our regularly schedule revision of dissertation.