Joe Conason is the

August 22, 2001 12:24 p.m.

Joe Conason is the only columnist I’ve seen so far to pick up on the real issue with those leaked Clinton-Barak phone transcripts: that the Bush White House has apparently set a terribly irresponsible national security precedent in order to score a cheap political hit for Dan Burton. Of course, Talking Points got on this a few days ago. But we’re always a trend-setter. And Conason gives a much fuller take on the story.

Anyway, there’s still more here. And we’ll be reporting on that soon.

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