Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Holy justice, Batman!

As some smart blogger suggested early this morning (if only your blogstress could recall which one), the Bush administration has cleverly decided now is the time to move the media off the topic of its disgraced boy wonder. How better to do so than with a Supreme Court nomination? The administration’s first, at that.

Despite the buzz surrounding the Fifth Circuit’s Edith Clement, your cybertrix fears the nomination of a different brainy blonde. Her name is Mary Ann Glendon, the Vatican’s favorite exemplar of a woman’s special nature.

Ms. Glendon today toils as a law professor at Harvard, but in the past she has served the Vatican in several capacities, most notably as the head of the Holy See’s delegation to the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Stay tuned.

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She's so sensitive

From the Wall Street Journal we learn today of a State Department memo, said to have traveled with President Bush on Air Force One during his 2003 African visit, that clearly indicated the status of Valerie Plame as a CIA employee and wife of Ambassador Joe Wilson as "sensitive" and not to be shared.

The WSJ story, by Anne Marie Squeo and John D. McKinnon, also takes issue with Mr. Wilson's assertion that his investigative trip to Niger was made to satisfy a request from the vice president's office. Your blogstress is a bit chagrined at that, having accepted Mr. Wilson's provenance claim at face value in yesterday's post. Today she defers to Squeo and McKinnon.

Whatever one thinks of the Wall Street Journal editorial and opinion page (and one should, indeed, think not well of it), the paper's news reporting is unsurpassed.

On a lighter note, don't forget to read your Webwench's favorite satirist, Tom Burka, on the Rove affair: Rove Entirely Dependent on Novak for Top-Secret Government Information, Says Super-Secret White House Source

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