Tom Maguire continues to point out that the things the President could do “to get to the bottom” of the Valerie Plame scandal might not fully satisfy his critics and might not make him look good to the public. I suppose that’s true.
What I can’t fathom is why that seems to him like a good excuse for the President’s inaction. Are we to suppose that the President cares, and should care, exclusively about the PR aspects of this and not at all about the national security aspects?
I can understand why the President doesn’t really want “to get to the bottom of this.” I can’t understand why his defenders think that’s OK.