via Andrew Sullivan and an emailer: People need to stop hiding behind Clintonian semantics here and understand that even if no actual technical violation of the law is found in the Rove/Plame case it will still be true, based on what we know now from the Time emails, that White House actions compromised a CIA asset during a time of war. What would Hannity, Limbaugh, Scarborough and all the cable loudmouths be saying if it had been Sidney Blumenthal?
The president has said he would fire anyone who did such a thing. Ergo: the president must fire Rove or break his word. It's going to be an interesting few weeks.
What would the Noise Machine be saying if it was the Clinton White House?