Damn you, Judith Miller!
John at AMERICAblog blames NYT reporter Judith Miller for Kerry's defeat to Bush last year.
Allow me to explain.
During Fitzgerald's press conference, someone asked about the Judy Miller thing (she refused to testify and had to go to jail). Fitzgerald said he wished Miller to spend "not a second" in jail, and that if Miller hadn't been so stubborn, this whole matter would have been resolved a hell of a lot sooner.
More precisely, he said:
I would have wished nothing better that, when the subpoenas were issued in August 2004, witnesses testified then, and we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005.Which means, of course, that any indictments would have been handed down on the eve of the election...
A year ago would have been October 28, 2004. That's about, oh, one week before the presidential election.Make of this what you will.
With the 2004 presidential election as close as it was, this could have easily - would have easily - swung the election to Kerry's favor. But Judith Miller didn't come forward, and Bush wasn't damaged BEFORE his re-election.
Very interesting indeed.