Neil Lewis and Scott Shane give us a laugh with their Libby trial daydreaming:
A surprise revelation came when Mr. Pincus, who writes about national security and intelligence [for the Washington Post], disclosed that he was first told on July 12, 2003, about Ms. Wilson by Ari Fleischer, then the White House spokesman, and not Mr. Libby.
Surprise to whom? Did these two intrepid reporters really think that Walter Pincus had received a Plame leak from Libby?
A significant hint that Libby had not leaked to Pincus might have been the fact that the prosecution did not call him as a witness - could Pincus really have been worse than Matt Cooper and Judy Miller?
Or a check of the Times archives might have turned up this attempt to pry into the Pincus puzzle:
Mr. Pincus has not identified his source to the public. But a review of Mr. Pincus's own accounts and those of other people with detailed knowledge of the case strongly suggest that his source was neither Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's top political adviser, nor I. Lewis Libby, the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, and was in fact a third administration official whose identity has not yet been publicly disclosed.
Or, in a moment of immodesty, let me suggest another idea - here is a Google search on the JustOneMinute archives, with search words "Libby Pincus source".
Just looking at the Google result and reading the excerpts, I see little hints, such as this, from the first line of the first hit:
Pincus also has said his source was not Libby.
Or from the third hit:
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