Over at Opinion Journal, Michael Barone wraps up his analysis of the Plame affair with:
The pursuit of Karl Rove by the left and the press has been just the latest episode in the attempted criminalization of political differences. Is there any hope that it might turn out to be the last?
Answer: Fat chance. The left has succeeded in dirtying up the White House (as evidenced in Bush's low poll numbers) by criminalizing political differences. A similar strategy helped oust the effective Tom DeLay.
As long as criminalizing political differences is an effective tactic for the left they will continue to use it, no matter how morally bereft it is.