Sidney Blumenthal: Omertà (or a code of silence) has become the final bond holding the Bush administration together. Honesty is dishonorable; silence is manly; penitence is weakness. Loyalty trumps law. Protecting higher-ups is patriotism. Stonewalling is idealism. Telling the truth is informing. Cooperation with investigators is cowardice; breaking the code is betrayal. Once the code is shattered, however, no one can be trusted and the entire edifice crumbles.
And this is what the 29%ers are cheering for.
Sen. Pat Leahy calls Gonzales' lame response unsatisfactory and wants more than "word parsing". Sen. Russ Feingold calls for more senators to join in calling for a Special Prosecutor.