Bob Dole on PlameGate

I’ll give at least some credit to the former Senator – he knows how to lead an opinion piece with his main point:

LIKE many Americans, I am perplexed by the federal investigation into the alleged leak of classified information that exposed Valerie Plame Wilson, the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former ambassador, as a Central Intelligence Agency officer.

Dole endorses a proposal to establish a reporter’s privilege. I’m all in favor of protecting reporters who obtain informational from whistleblowers – but Judith Miller is protecting Administration officials who wanted to abuse the press for partisan purposes. But is Dole endorsing reporter’s privilege? Or is this a disguised attack on the special prosecutor?

For more on this op-ed see Sam Rosenfeld.