Over on the right side of the aisle, there was a good deal of gleeful commentary that the entire case was coming apart as a result of the new revelation. Ann Althouse was quick to pontificate on how the left had overplayed its hand.
Can you never back off and say that your side overdid it? It would improve your credibility you know.Not sure what she means by that. Does she think that Patrick Fitzgerald was hired by the left blogosphere? Or that he somehow serves as their agent? In any event, she counsels her readers to keep a sharp eye on those leftie spoilsports.
It will be interesting to see how the bloggers who were hot for blood over Plamegate will respond to this news. You can watch for who links to the Newsweek story at Memeorandum, here.I took her advice -- and immediately found a link to a terrific Firedoglake post by Christy Hardin Smith I had already read -- "Something's missing...". Basically she says it's not over till it's over, and that plenty of questions remain for Fitzgerald to untangle. Sounds about right. I guess Althouse won't be seeing many lefty mea culpas just yet.