Sometimes when George Bush speaks my head hurts. OK, well most all the time. But I must admit his comments today on the leak investigation are a low even for him. From a story reporting on his comments on MSNBC.
“I DON’T know if we’re going to find out the senior administration official” said to have leaked the name, Bush told reporters. “I don’t have any idea. I’d like to. I want to know the truth.” But, he said, “this is a large administration, and there’s a lot of senior officials.” “I have no idea whether we’ll find out who the leaker is,” he told reporters, “partially because, in all due respect to your profession, you do a very good job of protecting the leakers.”
This is probably his dumbest sounding comment since he claimed early in the summer that we had found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Perhaps not as dumb as that (that one gets kept for the Campaign 2004 commercials). Why can't he just demand the telephone logs to see who spoke with Novak in early July? Identify them and Dennis and I would be happy to put them in the box and squeeze the truth out of them. Really, we would observe their constitutional rights and everything, just like John Ashcroft.
But we can depend on the Administration to get right on this and process that information. I mean the Justice Department, Bush and his aides have never lied to us, have they?