8. She's a dirty little secret. Unable to agree on why Wolf should be embarrassing, pundits have fallen back on the implication that she must be embarrassing, since Gore has been employing her "secretly," "funneling her payments through other consulting firms," and conspiring to "conceal her from the press." Time likens her to "Clinton's own once secret consultant, Dick Morris" and suggests that Gore may have been keeping her under "deep cover." The Washington Post's front-page story notes, "Gore has gone to great lengths to conceal Wolf's role." And what exactly is the scandal about Wolf that Gore is covering up? The media have no answer. Evidently, it's their little secret.
Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.