A former Reagan administration official provides a bit of perspective.
Bruce Fein, a former Justice Department official under President Reagan, said the criminal charge against Mr. Berger will boost pressure on prosecutors to indict a Bush administration official in connection with the leak of the identity of a CIA officer, Valerie Plame.
“It was monstrous compared to the triviality of Berger,” Mr. Fein said. He said the prosecutor probing the Plame leak, Patrick Fitzgerald, will now be “pushed all the harder to come up with an indictment.”
I think this is the part where I say, “Heh. Indeed.”