With the sentencing of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Fitzgerald has apparently finished his work, which was, not to put too fine a point on it, to make a mountain out of a molehill. At the urging of the liberal press (especially the New York Times), he was appointed to look into a run-of-the-mill leak and wound up prosecuting not the leaker -- Richard Armitage of the State Department -- but Libby, convicted in the end of lying. This is not an entirely trivial matter since government officials should not lie to grand juries, but neither should they be called to account for practicing the dark art of politics. As with sex or real estate, it is often best to keep the lights off.
Well, surely this last is a revelation to us all. I was one of the unsophisticated who thought that Journalism was, well, about shining the light on politics... About finding stuff out and telling us, the Public, about it.. And surely this last sentance not some allusion to something (cough, Whitewater, cough, Lewinsky), but a general piece of good advice. (Remind me to not get in a business deal with Mr. Cohen and to pray for his wife, poor woman..) No, now I see clearly: Mr. Cohen is in the business of turning off the lights for us all, and unenlightening a Public, so ungrateful at to want to know about, well, lying government officials. They were merely practicing their 'sorcerer's ways' in the Dark arts of governance. I am grateful for his explaining something so elementary that I had missed it.