My Give-A-Damn-O-Meter Is At Zero

After reviewing all the evidence about the latest developments in the case of Karl Rove, Valerie Plame, and the media, I’ve come to the following conclusion:

I just don’t care.

If I hear the lefties throw around idiotic arguments that Rove committed “treason” once more, I’ll puke. If I hear the right engage in Clintonian word parsing, I’ll also puke. Therefore, I’ve stopped caring.

Yes, what Rove likely did was a slimy political move. So what? To borrow a quote from the great Casablanca, I’m shocked, shocked that Karl Rove is a partisan. He more than likely didn’t break the law, but he did engage in an operation to discredit Wilson – then again, the fact that Wilson was a liar who was trying to use his position to sabotage national policy, I can’t really get upset about that. And while Rove did “out” a person engaged in covert activities, Plame’s activities weren’t sufficiently covert that everyone in Washington didn’t know who she was and where she really worked. A pox on both their houses.

And as for the speculation about why Judith Miller is sitting in a jail cell, no ulterior motive beyond the endless moralism of the journalistic chattering classes are required. By refusing to reveal her sources (and if it’s Rove, she already had carte blanche to spill the beans) she gets the opportunity to play the martyr for the journalistic faith. No doubt that after a few weeks of squalor, she’s in for a large book advance in which she gets to be the poster child for “journalistic integrity” and other oxymorons.

Instead, this entire sordid and stupid affair is a massive partisan circle jerk. The lefties get their chance to go after Karl Rove, the righties get to note how viciously and mindlessly partisan the left is, and the rest of the country doesn’t give a damn. God willing, this whole story will soon fade away into irrelevance like SandyBerger DocumentPants, the ANG memos, and all the other various and sundry scandals du jour as the country gets on to things that actually matter like the future of the Supreme Court, preserving Social Security, and winning the war.