MARY McCARTHY: OUTTA SIGHT, OUTTA MIND?
Here is picture #3 of Dr. Mary O. McCarthy. Notice that it's actually just another pose of the picture in the previous post, both of which I believe were snatched from the October 2003 video.
While the absence of Mary McCarthy pictures in the media is not a crime, it is indicative of how the MSM operates: they protect their own. Putting a face with the allegations -- She has not been charged with any crime. -- is just one way to cement the person's image in a negative light. Hence, it is my belief, that keeping her face out of the media is one way of sidestepping this news for something more palatable to the MSM's liking, such as Bush is a fool for keeping Rumsfeld (notice the scowling picture of Rumsfeld) and Democrats blame Bush for high gas prices.
Ah, well, this is still the weekend; let's see what Monday brings.
Interblogatory Mary news'n'views ...
8 Spook86’s thoughts on her tenure: Observers will note that McCarthy's tenure in that role coincided with early strikes by Islamofacists against the United States, including the first World Trade Center bombing, and the Khobar Towers attack. It could be argued that Ms. McCarthy's performance in the warning directorate was mediocre, at best--but it clearly didn't affect her rise in a Democratic Administration.
and on her reasons:
I also detect the whiff of sour grapes in her motivation for leaking information to the Post. At the time she talked with reporter Dana Priest, Ms. McCarthy was apparently working in the CIA Inspector General's Office. The agency, citing the Privacy Act, hasn't divulged her pay grade or title at the time of her firing, but it seems certain that she was not at the NIO level. After the rarefied air of the Clinton White House, McCarthy had been banished to a relative backwater at Langley, and she was likely upset by the apparent demotion.
Spook86 concludes with this excellent observation/question:
One final thought: with her firing, McCarthy will likely lose her CIA pension. I wonder if the WaPo will offer her anything through their retirement plan?
8 Rick Moran, at Right Wing Nut House, cautions us do not resort to spinning conspiracies: Rather than jump to conclusions, best take a deep breath and examine the information as it trickles out. Then we can start putting pieces of the puzzle together (if indeed there is a puzzle at all) in a rational manner. Otherwise, we look like a bunch of cross-eyed, drooling lefties who see Haliburton behind every tree and Rove underneath every bed.
8 However, Wizbang ponders the idea of A cold civil war?: [A] lot of people are starting to draw tentative connections between seemingly disparate people and events. And although I'm usually one of the first to mock and denigrate conspiracy theories, I have this niggling suspicion they very well might be on to something.
8 Mac Ranger believes that Mary is only the beginning: Mary's discovery definitely came as a part of a tip, most likely on the promise of immunity, which I find most intriguing and amusing. Imagine a mole on the inside who is now spilling the beans on those leakers - such as Mary - who have been leaking stories over the last three years. Its going to be fun to watch the rats devour one another to save their own hides.
For those who have wondered why this administration never seems to "fight back", that is now effectually over.
The game is on.
Bookmark these sites for Mary McCarthy news:
In From The Cold
Right Wing Nut House