WTF is going on with the Valerie Plame leak case?

Has antone heard a rational explanation for dragging every reporter in Washington EXCEPT Robert Novak before a grand jury?

My understanding is that the government needs to show that they’ve exhausted all other alternative possible sources for the information before they can reasonably expect a judge to force Novak to talk. That’s the impression I got after watching a segment on The News Hour on PBS sometime in the past week or two.

Q: WTF is going on with the Valerie Plame leak case?
A: As little as possible, until November at the earliest.

Wouldn’t it be funny (in the ironic sense) if it turned out that it was Goss that outted Plame?