Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Fleischer Has Libby For Lunch

Yesterday, after throwing his stink bomb.... "Former Press Secretary Says Libby Told Him of Plame".... a smirking Ari Fleischer strutted off the political stage once again.

Fleischer testified "Libby's 'hush-hush' disclosures over a lunch table in a White House dining room" were three days earlier than Libby had sworn to investigators he first learned of the undercover CIA officer, Valerie Plame, wife of Joseph Wilson who explored, and publicly declared false, White House touted reports that Iraq had tried to buy nuclear material in Niger.

"Fleischer, testifying under an immunity agreement with the prosecution, also made it clear that Libby had told him Wilson's wife held a position in the CIA's counterproliferation division, where most employees work in a covert capacity." (WaPo)

You may ask, how was it that Fleischer remembered this luncheon.

Because, Fleischer's lunch with Libby was their first ever and took place a week before Fleischer was to leave his White House job as press secretary. That's how. A first-time-ever lunch with Vice President Cheney's go-to guy would be memorable.

Since leaving his press secretary post in June 2003, Fleischer has remained a loyal White House advocate.

His style as White House mouthpiece was described by Ana Marie Cox in the Washington Post as a "smirking wall - mean, arrogant, indifferent, "... a "swaggering, eat-you-for-breakfast podium style."

So, it's a satisfying justice, watching the White House enablers eat their own.

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