Media Review Conduct After Leak (washingtonpost.com): "When syndicated columnist Robert Novak reported on July 14 that 'two senior administration officials' had told him that the wife of a prominent White House critic did undercover work for the CIA, it barely caused a ripple."
This wasn't really true in the blog world. Many noted that it was extremely suspicious that someone who came out to call B.S. on Bush was then outed, almost as an aside, in an unrelated article.
The Bush Administration also prides itself on holding grudges and making peole pay, so maybe they've done something wrong that can actually be proved in a court of law. Someone over there is a felon, and it's not just for downloading music.