Reading this post about the Plame Affair from Josh Marshall made me wonder about something. Does the Bush camp run the risk of this exploding right before the election if they don’t come clean now? I think at this point everyone accepts that someone high up in the Administration leaked Plame’s name, and the only thing keeping that person from being publicly fingered is the fact that the Administration won’t budge, and the journalists involved are protecting their sources. This has been going on way too long, and the longer it goes on, the closer to the election we get. Now, I don’t have a problem with this blowing up in the Administration’s face as Mr. X gets marched out of the West Wing in handcuffs, but you’d think the Bushies would, wouldn’t you? It should be clear to them that this isn’t going away, and it’s going to come out eventually. Why not take their lumps now when they can reasonably hope that people will forget about it before 11/2?