President Bush Should Use His Magical Powers To Expose The Plame Leaker

Reason’s Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie busts out his….uh…”interesting” strategy for finding the Valerie Plame leaker…

“Bush said that “everything we know the investigators will find out,” but told reporters: “I have no idea whether we’ll find out who the leaker is — partially because, in all due respect to your profession, you do a very good job of protecting the leakers.”

What a crock of horsesh*t. If Bush can’t turn over the leaker, he’s either a) lying or b) useless as a chief executive. It’s his godd*mned, famously tight-lipped crew that did the leak, for god’s sake.

As Reason’s Ron Bailey wrote, “There should be no need for an investigation by the Justice Department. The President should order whoever made the leak to admit it and resign.”

Bush is compounding an ugly situation by such misdirection. It’s insulting, at the very least.”

So how is Bush supposed to make this happen? Should he use his psychic powers to probe the mind of his staff? A Vulcan mind meld maybe? Surely, no one can possibly be so naive as to think that all it will take is Bush ordering, “whoever made the leak to admit it and resign”?

Given that Bush has already asked his staff to cooperate, I think he’s done about everything any reasonable person can expect to do. Especially since it’s highly unlikely that any of his staff are going admit doing something that will get them fired & prosecuted when they have little to gain by revealing the truth and there’s not much of a chance they’re going to get caught.

If the leakers are caught — and quite frankly that’s unlikely — it’ll probably be because some reporter rats them out or because the DOJ tracks them down, not because they’ll just decide to admit that they broke the law.

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