David Stout and Jim Rutenberg go 110% into the tank for the Bushies!
Justice Official Won't Testify on Prosecutor Firings - New York Times: A lawyer for a Justice Department official involved in the controversial firings of eight United States attorneys said today that his client would not testify on Capitol Hill because she is convinced she would not be treated fairly.
The official, Monica Goodling, the Justice Department's liaison to the White House, is invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and so will decline to answer "any and all questions regarding the firings," her lawyer, John M. Dowd, said. But Ms. Goodling's refusal does not signal that she has anything to hide, Mr. Dowd told the Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman, Senator Patrick J. Leahy...
Has there ever been a more false lead in any newspaper?
Monica Goodling is not refusing to testify on the grounds that she believes that the committee will not treat her fairly.
Monica Goodling is refusing to testify on the grounds that testifying may incriminate her.
There is a difference.
Bill Keller doesn't have much of a reputation right now. But the fact that he has not yet fired Rutenberg and Stout is doing him no good at all.