Its really lame news. Was his firing the gun at the guy really an effort to take the news off what is really happening to Cheney right now? WE have this. Yes, 1) Plame was covert (contrary to weak defense by the right here and everywhere) and 2) Cheney authorized Libby to out Plame http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10367702 http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1878760,00.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11179719/site/newsweek/ http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/10/politics/10leak.html?_r=1&oref=slogin and here's that useless POS Tucker Carlsons take on it (its a "wierd" story- whadda douchebag) http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10693414/ There is also a rumor that Plame was not only a NOC, but also working on Irans nuclear proliferation program. If I were the VEEP and this news was coming out, I too would probably want to divert media attention from it- immediately. I just wouldn't expect him to "accidentally" shoot a guy. These guys are good.