Oddly enough, I’m not asking about facts here (I’ve read most of the Pit and GQ threads on this topic, wading thrugh Great Debates next.)
What I would like to know, and why I’m placing this thread here…
Prior to Rove being seriously considered or even proven to have relayed information about Valerie Plame’s working for the CIA, my perception of the story was…
[li]There was no doubt that revealing her being an agent was a violation of law.[/li][li]Republicans, including the President and Democrats all wanted criminal punishment of those that did so.[/li][/ul]
Now that the reporters are saying that Rove was a source and Rove’s lawyer confirms he was a source of some information, my perception of the current story seems to be.
[li]Valerie Plame may not have been “covert” and thus not covered under this law.[/li][li]Republicans are decrying Liberal cries for justice as premature as the investigation is still under way.[/li][li]Democrats and the media are accusing Administration of stone walling.[/li][li]The President has stated he still has full confidence in Mr. Rove.[/li][/ul]
I’m not asking of any of these perceptions are acurate or factual, all I would like to know is if I am alone in the impression that the story has changed.