Thursday, July 7, 2005

We Can Wait

The guessing game on whether or not it was Karl Rove who leaked Valerie Plame’s name to Robert Novak continues, and the there’s already speculation on what would happen if it was.

Should [special prosecutor Patrick] Fitzgerald ultimately conclude that Rove was Novak’s source, and that he knowingly exposed Plame, the aftershocks could hardly be overstated. It is considered a near axiom among political analysts that Bush owes his presidency to Rove. Following Bush’s second-term victory, a gleeful president said Rove was the architect of his triumphant presidential campaign.

It’s been almost two years since this leak occurred, and some people are getting antsy. But now that things are moving along, let’s not rush it. As one of the old mottos I remember from my years at camp goes, “People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.” If it takes a little longer to build up the case, so be it — it will make it that much more ironclad when it finally comes down.