The Plame Blame Game?

"With indictments" in the Plame leak case possibly looming, "Republicans are preparing a public relations blitz aimed at shoring up public support for the Bush administration," writes the Boston Globe. "The outlines ... emerged on the Sunday talk shows," when guests like Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said perjury charges would be technicalities, "just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste." Other Republican angles, the Wall Street Journal reports, include "complaining about prosecutorial overreach" and questioning the credibility of retired diplomat Joseph Wilson. The Republican National Committee circulated a document titled, "Joe Wilson's Top Ten Worst Inaccuracies and Misstatements." A top Democratic talking point is that the case "is about how the Bush administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to bolster its case for war in Iraq." Democrats are also urging "a thorough housecleaning" and throwing "Mr. Bush's oft-repeated claims of integrity back at him."