Armitage Opens Up; Feels So Bad, He Feels Like a Ball Game on a Rainy Day[*]

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Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has confirmed 'twas he, not "Scooter" (nor Skeezix, nor Stumpy) Libby what told Bob Novak about Valerie Plame in a scandal so old and obscure now in the mists of history it seems like a hangover from the first and only term of the original George "Read My Hips" Bush:

"I feel terrible," Armitage told CBS News. "Every day, I think, I let down the president. I let down the secretary of state. I let down my department, my family, and I also let down Mr. and Mrs. Wilson."

More here. You know, it's really shocking that even with such class acts as Armitage–men filled with feeling and the icy resolve to stand by and say and do nothing while others take the rap and/or are investigated up the ying-yang–that the State Department isn't even more successful at bring peace to the world today.

What's next for Armitage? Is Dancing with the Stars in his future? Read some non-challenged information about the powerlifting father of eight here. And take in Wikipedia's gloss on the Plame scandal here (which is helpful, since at this point, the only thing I'm sure of is that people who prefer to be called "Ambassador"–even or especially if they are one–are either insane or assholes).

Reason Science Correspondent Ron Bailey gave lessons on "How to Fix a Leak" years ago. Read about it here.

Reason Express writer (subscribe here already for a weekly wrap up of news you can abuse!) Jeff A. Taylor used to work for Bob Novak, so bug him in the comments section for some insights into the mouth that roared.

[*]: Obscure headline allusion here.

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  1. “You know, it’s really shocking that even with such class acts as Armitage–men filled with feeling and the icy resolve to stand by and say and do nothing while others take the rap and/or are investigated up the ying-yang–that the State Department isn’t even more successful at bring peace to the world today.”

    ^Ziiiiiiiiiing! Nice.

  2. i knew that reference

  3. Like Honest Joe Wilson didn’t spill the beans first.

  4. It’s tough to work up too much sympathy for those he “let take the rap,” when they were actively shopping the information around, too.

    Let’s not forget, Matt Cooper has testified that Karl Rove was his source.

  5. Who’s Bob Wier?

  6. I find it odd that many of the same people that think the Plame investigation was sham are the ones that were barking for more leak investigations.

    What is this, buyers remorse?

  7. Still secretly hoping for Fitzmas, eh, joe?

  8. Fitzmas came and went, RC. It was a blast.

    Peter Fitzgerald is an honest and capable public servant, a real straight shooter. He says that Rove’s actions in shopping around the indentity of a CIA operative’s as she was working on the Iranian nuclear program and confirming the information to multiple reporters comes up short of the legal standard for an indictment under federal law, and I believe him.

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