Friday, October 28, 2005

Plamegate: We Have X-Ray Glasses

I need a tall ladder to climb all the way up today and look at this political landscape from a great distance. Something has changed radically. Bloggers know something has changed. Reporters know something has changed. Do politicians know something has changed?

When I was a kid, I'd read comic books and in the back pages, you could send away for those high-tech X-Ray Glasses to see through people. Remember the picture? They were cool. You could look through people's clothes!

If you had your X-Ray glasses, everything and everyone was transparent. You know where I'm going with this.

Woodward and Bernstein needed a dark garage and a guy named "Deep Throat" to find out what was going on and see the light. Now we have bloggers who demand transparency. And we have bloggers to keep mainstream media honest. And everything moves SO FAST as the ideas go tearing around the blogosphere and around the world.

There's no place to hide when we bloggers don our X-Ray glasses. There are no secrets. There's no TIME for secrets.