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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Turd Blossomed: Special Privileges Edition

Karl Rove -- who was identified by Bob Novak as the source for outing a covert agent's identity -- has retained his security clearance, despite the fact it is the norm to have clearances revoked for much less serious offenses:

An intelligence analyst temporarily lost his top-secret security clearance because he faxed his resume using a commercial machine.

An employee of the Defense Department had her clearance suspended for months because a jilted boyfriend called to say she might not be reliable.

An Army officer who spoke publicly about intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 attacks had his clearance revoked over questions about $67 in personal charges to a military cellphone.

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