A cynical man says it's all a matter of whose ox is gored. As evidence, yesterday I noted the ex-head of NOW threatening to defeat pro-life Democrats in an effort to purify the Democratic Party just as a couple weeks ago, the conservatives threatened to defeat Scozzafava(sp?) to purity the Republican Party. And they did.
Meanwhile there's a Politico report the White House is concerned about leaks on national security, particularly with regards to Afghanistan strategy. Didn't the Bush administration have the same concerns? Next thing we know VP Biden will be declassifying material to undermine a Rep point.
And finally, a note that Rep. Hoekstra may have disclosed intelligence capabilities (i.e., that we read the email of radical clerics) which raises the ire of a liberal.
Politics is often a matter of tactics and rhetoric, which saddens my goo-goo side. But anyone who expects or sees consistency in their favorite politician is blind.