By Chris Daly
Here is a reminder that when elected officials denounce “leaks” to the news media, what they are usually talking about are unauthorized leaks. Every elected official that I ever covered or researched used leaks when they considered them advantageous. When a leak occurred that proved disadvantageous, they usually denounced those disclosures as horrendous ethical breaches that threatened the integrity of government, blah, blah, blah…
In this case, there is an added bonus: seeing Cheney have to acknowledge that leaking is a tactic (not a matter of principle) and as a super-bonus, seeing Cheney out of the loop.
Plus, a hat-tip to Dave Ignatius.