I think I now know what Jane Smiley meant by "unteachable ignorance":
An April 6 letter writer, extolling the virtue of the Republicans, said, "It doesn't matter with the Republican Party whether you are a congressman, a senator or the president -- if you cross the line, you fall on your sword."
Just wondering if the writer still stands by that assertion after the revelation that President Bush authorized the leak of classified information for political purposes.
TOM FARTEL, MINNEAPOLIS.
Er, maybe not so much ignorance as strategy.
Let's break it down:
*Partisan hack tries to discredit the President.
*President defends himself from partisan hack by declassifying a National Intelligence Estimate memo (which is within his power, and which had nothing to do with Valerie Plame in any way shape or form) that contradicts partisan hack's assertion (which, BTW, has itself since been exposed as a fraud in seven different ways - which doesn't stop raging moonbats in the "reality" based community like Shitknuckle here from continuing to assert it as gospel 2 years after the fact).
* All the little moonbats cry "TREASON!"
* Get your photos taken by Annie Lebowitz to run in Vanity Fair.
I suppose I could try to explain to Fartel that you can't leak "classified" information once that information has been declassified. That if that were the case, at worst, you'd be leaking "unclassified" information.
But what would be the point?