We’re not jumping to any conclusions that this Obama/passport incident is anything more than a case of “imprudent curiosity”, as State Department spokesman Sean McCormack put it, on the part of some State Department contract workers. But why isn’t State releasing the names of the contract employees responsible for the breach? These two employees were fired for cause and probably violated federal laws. So what privacy rights do they have exactly?

Second, why is this only being handle at the State IG level? Remember, at the moment, there is no State IG, hasn’t been since Cookie Krongard had to resign over his Blackwater conflict of interest. And now that the two have been canned, the IG’s office cannot compel them to cooperate.

But again, why don’t we have those names?