History of the Plame case, and what we know now
I don’t share this blogger’s contempt for the “MSM” (considering I’m part of it), and he’s quite partisan about it, but he gives a pretty good — and link-rich — history of the Plame/Novak/Rove matter, and what we know up to this point. It needs to be reiterated that until Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation is over, or someone involved leaks the direction he’s going, we have no idea what line of inquiry he’s pursuing. I think it’s entirely plausible that, originally believed to be a covert outing, the investigation has morphed into a perjury and obstruction of justice inquiry. There’s something at which presidential administrations seem to universally excel, and that’s coverups, regardless of the scandal’s severity. (Or even hoped-for administrations – how else to explain John Kerry’s refusal to fully release his military records to the public – not just a few reporters – to this day?) (Via Instapundit, who further links around.)
Also see soon-to-be-LA-based blogger Jeremiah Lewis’s chronicle of trying to argue intelligently with others online about what is known and what is pure speculation in the Plame case. Not encouraging.