Saturday, October 29, 2005

Fiddling While Rove Burns

Today, the Los Angeles Times published at least 14 different features (including stories, sidebars, and political cartoons) about the "Scooter" Libby (wasn't he one of the "Blue Blaze Irregulars" in Buckaroo Banzai?) indictment. True, it's a big story, but I wonder if it's big enough to warrant exploring from every conceivable angle. This scandal won't bring down the Bush administration, any more than the various scandals in the Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton presidencies brought down those administrations. The only scandal in the last few decades that actually destroyed a president was Watergate.

I suspect that journalists are especially enamored with this story because journalists play such a key part in it. Nothing like doing a story about your colleagues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would not be so sure, this one is particularly damaging to the President's credibility. Even though we always knew how bad he was, he is going to lose the Republicans who are on the fence and most of the independents. He could lose a majority of congress and it will make it difficult for him to implement legislation.