Speaking Of Gannon And Fisting…

Wouldn’t you think that several elected members of Congress would have some sense before allowing liberal bloggers to work them like puppets?

The breathless letters they are sending around demanding this-and-that are so full of debunked information they really should be embarrassed at how grovelingly pathetic they look felating the powers of the liberal portion of the blogosphere. Ironically those they are getting their information from, having been fact checked repeatedly, have simply moved on to more fertile ground – pursuing Gannon connections to any high ranking Republican they can find – regardless of the method.

The various letters are summarized in this Fox News/AP report, and the entire text of a letter from Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, to the special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame investigation is available, but here’s the relevant charge:

In an October 2003 interview with Joseph C. Wilson IV, the husband of the operative, Mr. Guckert referenced a memo written by U.S. intelligence officials indicating the operative suggested Mr. Wilson could investigate reports that Iraq had sought uranium. In and of itself, this indicates that Mr. Guckert had access to classified information

It appears now that Mr. Guckert memorialized his experiences at the White House. In the February 22, 2005 edition of Editor & Publisher, a publication for the newspaper industry, Mr. Guckert states that he ‘”probably has one page for each day at the White House, about 200 pages of stuff… Is it all interesting? Probably not. But it could be [a book].”‘

It would be unfortunate if Mr. Guckert published information that would be useful to your investigation, such as the identity of the person who gave him the memo, without your office having the benefit of its contents.Except that particular theory has been debunked and the FBI has already interviewed Guckert in the matter. Letters from other Representatives have been equally factually challenged – asserting that Gannon used his fake name for credentials, or that he had a “hard pass” to the White House Briefing Room.

On a semi-related note: A liberal blogger (who happens to now be employed by the instigator of the Gannon takedown) would never attack a conservative journalist for his sex life, right?

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