Nixon had Watergate, the Clintons had Whitewater. This is Leakwater. Often called Plamegate
, Rovegate or the CIA Leak Case, Leakwater is a better name for the White House scandal over the leaking of a CIA operative's name to discredit and intimidate her husband and other White House critics. See also "The Leaker
," a John Sherffius cartoon of July 11
, 2005, which shows Karl Rove taking a leak on the CIA seal.