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.  Monica Goodling is resigning:

There have been questions about whether Goodling and others misinformed Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty about the firings just before he testified before the Senate committee in February.

Dowd said that a senior Justice Department official had told a member of the Senate committee that he was misled by Goodling and others before testifying.

The potential for taking the blame for the department's bungled response "is very real," Dowd said March 26. "One need look no further than the recent circumstances and proceedings involving Lewis Libby," he said, a reference to the recent conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff in the CIA leak case.

Lewis Libby was found to have lied his face off by a jury of his peers.  I don't know quite what her attorney is trying to say here, but I doubt it's what he thinks he is. 

.   Mary Ann Ackers has been all over MSNBC today pimping her Edwards email/fundraising non-story.  Ana Marie Cox set the record straight yesterday, which should have put an end to it but didn't:

Mary Ann's story — and my post — both leave the impression that it's a specific get well note that lured people in. It isn't. It's true that the current "message" from John and Elizabeth on the website is about her illness, so I imagine that many of the notes they got were about that news, but it's not as though the campaign was specifically asking for get-well wishes and then (intentionally or not) asking sympathizers for money.

I know it's hard to show up when the network has booked you wall-to-wall to talk about a particular story and you have to tell them it's bogus, but it would have been the right thing to do.  Nice glasses, though.

.  Oh please, let it happen:

Lawrence Kudlow wrote a column a while back saying he hoped President Bush asked Vice President Cheney to run for president in 2008. It was a fine idea then and it still is — not because the current field is particularly weak, but because Mr. Cheney is so much more experienced and shrewd a figure, one who could help settle some of the arguments about the Bush years in favor of Mr. Bush. A White House aiming to get Mr. Cheney elected could also avoid some of the hazards that befall lame-ducks — drift, brain drain, irrelevance. Such a campaign might lift Mr. Cheney 's own standing in the polls.

A girl can dream, can't she?

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