I loved turning on NPR first thing this morning to hear the delicious news that Scooter was headed for court. But it got me to thinking- the indictments have certainly gotten to some big players, but not to Bush himself. What if Bush was completely oblivious to all of the workings in the Plame leak?
For the past several years, I have wondered about whether or not Bush actually is kept abreast of what the vice president and his crew are up to. I have a theory that he is basically kept in the dark about most of the unholy machinations of Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld and the other asses of evil. I don't think that it takes a big leap of faith to imagine that he was never told about the Plame case and that it existed solely within the realm of Turd Blossom and Sith Lord Dick.
I don't know enough about the background here, but I think there is at least a small possibility that Bush was kept happliy jabbering on about spreadin democrusy and freedum while the big boys took care of the Wilsons.
On the other hand, there's the school of thought that says that Bush is not a stupid or incompetent as he looks, that he is actually among the big brains that make the big things happen. In this case, it would be certainly to his advantage to act like he didn't know what was going on even though he played a key role in it.
So, is he really dumb or is he playing dumb? Did he know about the Plame leak but just didn't play an active role or did he have no idea? Is he an player or a mouthpiece?
These questions are bigger than the Plame case. They have implications well outside of this scandal, and the answers could shine some much-needed light on just who is making the big decisions in the White House.