From the Washington Post:
"White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove spoke with at least one reporter about Valerie Plame's role at the CIA before she was identified as a covert agent in a newspaper column two years ago, but Rove's lawyer said yesterday that his client did not identify her by name....
Rove apparently told Cooper that it was "Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip," according to a story in Newsweek's July 18 issue.
"Rove did not mention her name to Cooper," Luskin said. "This was not an effort to encourage Time to disclose her identity. What he was doing was discouraging Time from perpetuating some statements that had been made publicly and weren't true."
Got that? According to Rove's lawyer, Rove didn't say "Valerie Plame" - he just said "Joe Wilson's Wife."
Holy crap, that's insulting to the intelligence.
If THAT garbage is the best defense his lawyer can come up with, the boy may be in deep trouble.