IT'S MY PUDDLE, but it's your mess.
SO THIS WHOLE White House-CIA leak got ugly quick. The saga has more foul players than the '93 Phillies, making this particular baseball analogy the only one Patrick Fitzgerald didn't quip. (Don't get it?)
BUT PRESIDENT BUSH is keeping his wits about government-leaked information, as seen here during a reporter roundtable:
Reporter: What I want to know — sources of the government told me that they would ask you about more cooperation on support for Argentina, you know, in the IMF fund --
Bush: Please don't tell me that the government leaks secrets about conversations to the --
Reporter: Well, I have my sources in the government.
Bush: You do? Okay, well I'm not going to ask you who they are, of course. (Laughter.)
Reporter: No, please.
Bush: Inside joke here, for my team.
One person who chose not to laugh was White House press secretary Scott McClellan, because it is an ongoing investigation. (Don't get it?)
NOW THAT LEWIS Libby has hobbled away from the White House, David Addington was selected as Dick Cheney's new chief of staff, according to Judith Miller's recently discovered notes. (Don't get it?)
SPEAKING OF OVERPAID FAILURES, the Red Sox can't seem to catch a break. Their general manager, Theo Epstein, left the team. He wanted to leave quietly and without anyone getting in his way, so he exited the building through Tony Graffanino's legs. (Don't get it?)
USC RUNNING BACK LenDale White had some fun at the expense of their teammates. White and head coach Pete Carroll staged a dramatic scene where White quit the team, went to the top of a building and pretended to "jump" off, when in fact it was a stuffed dummy that was tossed from the rooftop. He fooled everyone. Even Fisher DeBerry admitted that Afro-Americans pull practical jokes "very, very well." (Don't get it?)