Ever since President Bush slipped him through the UN's backdoor via a recess appointment, John Bolton has been giving reporters the cold shoulder. He strode past them when he showed up at the UN on August 2nd to present his letter of appointment, and WaPo columnist Al Kamen shows that he hasn’t opened up much since (via TWN).
But Bolton apparently has a warm spot in his heart for at least one journalist: none other than Judy Miller.
According to a trusted Judy File source, Bolton recently took time out of his busy schedule to pay a jailhouse visit to Judy.
No word on what they talked about.
Maybe they swapped notes on Pat Fitzgerald (Judy: “He really got mad when I wouldn’t tell him what he wanted...” Bolton: “...and they say I’ve got a temper!”(laughter all around))
Or maybe they just talked about old times, when Bolton was reportedly a regular source for Miller’s WMD and national security reports.
Just two potential Plamegate sources shooting the breeze.
For anyone who doesn’t find this jailhouse get-together highly UN-usual, please give me the name of the journalist who, in or out of jail, would get a visit from John Bolton. Other than Bob Novak.
And for any employees of the Alexandria Detention Center who may have been monitoring the Bolton-Miller visit: feel free to give us a call or drop us an e-mail. The Judy File promises to protect your identity... even if it means taking the cell next to Judy’s.
Update: Wonkette tries to take me to the cyber-woodshed and blows it big time.