Friday, December 22, 2006

Ambassador Joe Wilson is Suddenly Shy

From yesterday's "Best of the Web" on

"Former ambassador Joseph Wilson asked a federal judge Wednesday not to force him to testify in the CIA leak case and accused former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby of trying to harass him on the witness stand," the Associated Press reports from Washington:

"Mr. Libby should not be permitted to compel Mr. Wilson's testimony at trial either for the purpose of harassing Mr. Wilson or to gain an advantage in the civil case," Wilson's attorneys wrote.

Hmm, for a guy who burst onto the scene three years ago as the most garrulous figure since Ted Turner, and who then wrote a book called "The Politics of Truth," Wilson is awfully averse to testifying under oath.

It is hard to believe anybody ever took this clown seriously, especially after the Senate Intelligence Committee officially branded him a liar back in 2004. Then again, given the state of political discourse amongst a certain subset of the American electorate, maybe it isn't so surprising.