Bush and Cheney were involved in Plamegate after all? Well, duh.

Add this to the "everyone knew already but thanks for checking in" file: former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has revealed that President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were involved in the illegal outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, and lied about it. Said McClellan: “I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice-president, the president's chief of staff and the president himself.”

Obviously. Anyone with the barest hint of intelligence untainted by partisan idiocy could tell the Bush and Cheney were knee-deep in the Plame affair, and poor Lewis 'Scooter' Libby was forced to take the fall to cover it up. This only cements Bush's reputation as the worst president in American history, and Cheney's full-nelson deathgrip on the 'most evil man in America' title.

And the really galling thing is that they'll probably never be held to account for breaking the law and endangering a cover agent all for some partisan vendetta. I have no idea why the American people, usually loathe to tolerate malfeasance in their elected officials, aren't demanding Bush and Cheney resign.

I correct myself: some folks are calling for their removal. Still, I can't help but feel this is all too little, too late.


The men with flammable pants: time for some justice.