— Today, we learn that Konstant Karl now feels revealing covert operative identity is a bad thing. What a sad, craven attempt to gain attention from a man who could not have given a rat’s ass about the safety of the Wilson twins when he repeatedly opened his yap about their mother, all over the Beltway while serving quail wings to the media masses.

— And speaking of mouthy gossip purveyors of national security secrets, did you hear the one about Richard Armitage being John McCain’s top national security advisor?  It is to laugh.  Nice character selections in cronies you have there, flyboy.

— Dan Froomkin has some profiles in real leadership

— Meanwhile, the WH refuses to even read e-mails from the EPA when the science isn’t to its liking. Up is down.

— Can’t.  Stop.  Laughing.

— Sen. Schumer is opposing the FISA bill due to telecom immunity.  And Josh Orton has a kick ass suggestion for fashionable summer apparel.

— Three snaps up for Amanda.

— And Digby explains the necessity of sometimes putting the dogs out

What’s catching your eye in the news?

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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