negligent: Characterized by or inclined to neglect, especially habitually. Characterized by careless ease or informality; casual.
Waffles again over Rove-Gate again
This Week had John McCain on and George asked him about the Valerie Plame investigation. Unfortunately, John plays dodge ball with the question:
George: You say you don't know much, but wait, we learned this week from Time Magazine's Matt Cooper that he first learned about Mrs. Wilson's involvement from Karl Rove and it's been uncontradicted by Rove and his attorney; and 2nd, we learned that this information (pause) was (pause) classified.
Whether or not that's a crime, it's a violation of the non-disclosure agreement every employee who receives classified information has to sign.
McCain: Matt Cooper also said he had no knowledge whether Karl Rove knew...
George: Doesn't matter. This covers negligent disclosures as well.
(A little later in the interview...)
McCain: I don't know what negligent...
Everyone raise their hands who believe Karl Rove made an honest mistake?
AmericaBlog gets this too.
Think Progress: McCains Mistake. Judd hammers McCain-must read