In the Best Tradition of British Irony......American Joe Wilson deadpans...
Leak indictments would be 'a sad day,' Wilson saysUh huh.
Wilson said Wednesday he took little comfort that the men he believes have engaged in a campaign of character assassination against him for the past two years -- Karl Rove, President Bush's deputy chief of staff, and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the vice president's chief of staff -- may soon be facing charges and possible jail time.Yes, that is a very proper and admirable sentiment. No doubt that is why the Dems, taking their clues from him, have christened Indictment Day, which could come any day now, as a new holiday, called Fitzmas. In the sense of isn't it wonderful...it's beginning to look a lot like Fitzmas. And of course some people are worried that the Grinch will steal Fitzmas this year. In which case, their schadenfreude level won't be met.
"The fact that this may become a crisis of governance should please no one," Wilson said at a private hotel reception before speaking in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening.
Wilson said he was withholding judgment regarding the claims about Cheney. "I don't know what to think of that, except to say it saddens me deeply. I get no satisfaction from that."What a terribly sad man he must be of late! Perhaps some Prozac would cheer him up. You know, so he could return to the mindset of the jouncy Wilson of old who blithely announced that, "Rove ought to be "frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs."
Yes, I imagine Fitzmas will be a terribly sad day for him, indeed!
Steven Spruiell at NRO: Media Blog calls Wilson a "sad clown".