I caught Johathan Alter in a live interview with Chris Jansing on MSNBC this morning. Alter moved the conversation toward the "bigger picture" in the Plame case--namely the cooking of intelligence on Iraq--and an interesting thing happened. Jansing steered him back to talking specifics about Rove, Plame, Wilson, and Libby.
Interesting, I thought. That's pretty much exactly the kind of thing Russert did yesterday on Meet the Press.
Then I though, Duh! We've got elephants hiding behind elephants here.
If you buy that the real target of Fitzgerald's investigation isn't Karl Rove (which I kind of do), then you're left with the conclusion that Fitzgerald is going after somebody bigger. And who's bigger than Karl Rove? I can only think of two guys...
And I think that what's going on in the mainstream media is that nobody wants to be the first to mention the names Richard Cheney and George W. Bush in connection with Fitzgerald's investigation.
Which is probably a smart move on the part of the mainstream media. Let Fitzgerald do the heavy lifting--and take the heat.