There was a time when Bob Woodward's job was to find out the secrets people in power were keeping and reveal them to the public.
But that was a long time ago.
Now we find out that Bob has been hiding the fact that someone in the White House, and not Scooter Libby, told him Valerie Plame's identity in June of 2003, before it became public.
If you saw Woodward's appalling performance on Larry King back in October, you know he did everything but offer absolution to Karl Rove, and virtually smeared anyone who dare question Bob's precious sources - that is, the Administration. He said any damage from exposing her identity - she worked on tacking loose nuclear weapons - was "quite minimal."
Woodward only testified Monday. It's unclear why.
Hilariously, one of Libby's lawyers now wants an apology!
"Will Mr. Fitzgerald now say he was wrong to say on TV that Scooter Libby was the first official to give this information to a reporter?" he said.
Calm down. Defend your client. He's in enough trouble.
And Bob - someday, maybe you could the rest of us in on the big secret you and the government are keeping.
Or some young enterprising young reporter will do it for you.