The Moral Equivalence Game: Lewinsky vs. Libby:
So let's get this straight: The motherfucking Washington Post is calling bullshit on the whole Valerie Plame affair now that Richard "Oh, I Love the Feel of Scrotum on My Bald, Bald Head" Armitage has been outed as the gossipy bitch who told Bob "Behold My Permanently Sneering Lips" Novak that Plame was a CIA agent. Not only that, but the Post blames the victim and her husband, saying that Joseph Wilson was wrong when he said Iraq was not chompin' for tasty yellowcake from Niger, and he was faux-outraged about his wife's compromised identity as a way to divert "responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy."

Goddamn, Michelle Malkin has already rolled up yesterday's Post and is masturbating furiously with it. Jonah Goldberg has already fucked holes in three copies. One guesses that all over DC and Right Blogsylvania and talk radio there's such a gushing of solo-coital fluids that all the copies of the Post in the country couldn't soak it all up.

The funniest goddamn thing in the Post's editorial is its "oh, would Dicky had come out earlier to save Scooter" section: "The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago." And while Scooter is not "blameless," the Post sure is giving a pass to the potential commitment of perjury and the possibility that Libby perjured himself with the Vice President's stroke-victim-smirky nod of approval.

Seems like only yesterday that the Post was not so forgiving about perjury and conspiracy to commit perjury discovered in the course of an investigation where the actual reason for the investigation had little or nothing to do with the perjury and possible conspiracy. From the January 22, 1998 Post: "President Clinton also reportedly denied any improper relationship in his own sworn deposition testimony in the Paula Jones suit on Saturday. If the allegations -- which were brought to Mr. Starr by former White House aide Linda R. Tripp -- prove true, they are of a different magnitude from any of the other myriad charges Mr. Clinton has fought back since taking office." Of course, what this had to do with a land deal in Arkansas is up for debate, no?

If the failure of the Whitewater investigation to turn up anything having to do with, you know, Whitewater didn't exonerate Bill Clinton, Richard Armitage's pissy little whine of mea culpa doesn't do a goddamn thing for Scooter Libby.