1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t usually do this kind of shit. I apologize for doing so here. But the self-congratulatory understanding of this case is so thin, I just get weary of people celebrating scoops of surface details (like Armitage), perhaps because they’re just don’t get the bigger picture.

  2. Anonymous says:

    because I have a day job and happened to be preparing for a transcontinental flight

    geez Marcy…got whine??

    Both telling Libby to go peddle classified information to journalists. Nice crowd, this Bush White House.

    but classified leaks peddled to the NYT by disgruntled mandarins and agency types is just fine in your world?? At least Bush & Cheney have the legal right to declassify.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Armitage? It was ARMitage?!?!?!? OMIGOD! Well, that sure changes everything, because â€he’s no partisan gunslinger!â€

    Sorry…struck a nerve. But yeah, it doesn’t really matter who gets the scoop. It matters that *someone* is actually willing to write about the important facts, instead of transcribing â€Senior Administration Official’s†spin, or writing falsely sensational gossip.

    Thanks for your work, EW.

    Now stop blogging and get on with the book.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Emptywheel wrote: â€Haven’t you guessed? There’s a reason I am blogging.â€

    Wow! That was quick. I guess you had pretty good notes to work from. When is it scheduled to come out?

  5. Anonymous says:

    EW wrote:

    Haven’t you guessed? There’s a reason I am blogging.â€

    D’oh. See, if I were smarter I wouldn’t need you at all

  6. Anonymous says:

    emptywheel – Congratulations! You must be feeling positively giddy. It’s great to have you able to post more frequently.

    Termlitvin&inco – Perhaps I am exceptionally obtuse today, but would you please explain what you are talking about?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I got a scoop

    emptywheel is done writing her book

    you heard it here first, cuz I’m the first person to actually SAY IT out loud

    (okay, so I typed it instead of saying it, but you get the idea. Besides, you can’t prove that I DIDN’T say it)

    now everybody has to worship ME, cuz I told you what you already knew

    All Hail The Mighty emptywheel

    and do loyal readers such as myself qualify for a discount ???

  8. Anonymous says:

    Of course, this was the same â€scoop†that Murray Waas reported, a mere eight days after I did.

    This happens all too often, everywhere, these days. Let’s just call it a lack of genorisity.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s all coming together…from Marcy’s book to the complete destruction of the Bush dynasty.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, emptywheel. Something tells me – I can’t say what it is, but something – that it’s going to be great.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The reason you didn’t get the scoop is you use a fake name. Try something on that’s more realistic looking. Maybe something Continental.

  12. Anonymous says:

    New filing entered today from Walton, an order and an entirely redacted accompanying memorandum opinion. Looks to me like Walton has accepted Fitzgerald’s newest round of proposed substitutions under CIPA 6(c). Which I take to mean, unless I’m mistaken, it’s full speed ahead for the trial.

    Next up, I believe, a week from Tuesday, a hearing on the motions in limine.

  13. Anonymous says:

    So is outing one of your own spies enough of a â€high crime†for the new congress to take advantage of the news? I’m sure we’re all familiar with the GHWB quote about the most insidious of traitors, or some such thing.

    Sure will suck for him to watch his kid executed for treason.

  14. Anonymous says:

    sorry. but guessing what went on in the white house and reporting what went on in the white house based on documents is the reason gerstein got the scoop and you didn’t. you didn’t attribute your statements to anyone or any document. you just pontificated. or guessed. that’s not a scoop. that’s called lucky