Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Snarl Queen
It figures that Mary Matalin's little fingerprints would be all over the whole Plame outing (h/t Digby):
Mr Libby called [Cheney buddy and media strategist Mary] Matalin for advice. On July 8 he wrote down notes in which Rove said, "people are taking Wilson as a credible expert." 2 days go by, he calls Matalin for advice. She tells him, she gives him strategy. "We need someone who can sum it up. This is fitting into Democratic story. It has legs. The story's not going away. We need to address Wilson motivation. The President should wave his wand."

"Call Tim," [says]Mary Matalin, "he hates Chris, he needs to know it all." Underneath, Mr Libby's notes, "Wilson's a snake."
My my my. What will the other students say! Timmy (Russert) hates Chris (Matthews)! Oh NO! I didn't think anyone knew that but me! Chris is going to be, like, soooo hurt that Timmy doesn't like him. I wonder what Timmy will say when he goes on the stand! Poor Chris.

And these people are what go for intellectual strategist, pundits, and thinkers of American politics. It's no surprise that Mary Matalin likely came up with the entire plan to out Plame ..... it's just her type of smear (I'm fighting reeeeeeaaaaalll hard not to use the "B" word here). And the major newspapers and media outlets wonder why they're losing readership to the dirty hippies in the blogosphere.