"Apparently Sen. Allen (R-VA) now says the noose he had as an office decoration was "more of a lasso". "* ap:
"The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee are at an impasse over whether to subpoena jailed former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham as part of an investigation into Cunningham's actions on the committee, the panel's top Democrat said Tuesday.* laura:
The disagreement threatens to end chances for a bipartisan resolution to the investigation, Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., said in an interview with The Associated Press.
"What to make of Bob Novak's latest on Armitage and what he says was Armitage's very deliberate role in telling him about Plame? I'll take a shot at it. Novak's message is that Armitage is a far more canny and calculating bureaucratic infighter who sought to curry favor with the Bush administration (by discrediting Wilson for talking on background with Kristof), even while not a true believer in the cause of the war intelligence or the war. Novak wants this exposed, to salvage his own reputation on the right, which wants to delegitimize the whole Fitzgerald investigation, prompted by his column. I do remember reading somewhere years ago that for a time Armitage hoped to be appointed the top dog at the Pentagon or CIA under Bush (maybe in James Mann's excellent Rise of the Vulcans)."
* egads - i've just finished typing up the raw transcript of the interview. 22,000 words. now i have to try to make it readable!