All kinds of cross-talk all over the blogosphere tonight about the sanctity of Journalistic Source Protection. Ordinarily I would agree - one of the main purposes of the Don't-Tell code is to protect whistleblowers from a vengeful government, and insure the future supply of other juicy leaks. But when the protected source is the Vengeful Government, then the only excuse for protecting your source is ... well, protecting your access. And access to members of the Bush Administration is only going to be a valuable commodity for another four months or so. So come on, guys - tell all. Or at least give hints... is the ultimate traceback of the info to a sneering pottymouth? Just nod... I'll know.