So, what's the mystery?"who drew up the plans" --"the plot authored by aides to ......"
What's the mystery?
The mystery is why they are not hung by their toes in the public square!
W. Va. Senator John D. Rockefeller, Democratic Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, someone who is absolutely in a position to know the truth about the matter, when asked on Fox News Sunday June 22, 2003, whether he'd heard any evidence to suggest President Bush lied regarding Iraqi WMD intelligence reports said, "No, I have not."
When asked why John Kerry was intimating Bush had lied, Rockefeller basically said, "Kerry is running for president. His agenda is not the same as mine."
This might suggest that Jay was stupid for letting himself appear to change his views so dramatically later.
It's my impression that his response at that time on FNS was genuine, but Democrats came down hard on him quickly thereafter for being so out of sync with their leaders' plans. I think, therefore, Jay doesn't really run that show.
I wouldn't be at all surprised that it's a Mellon-via-BillyJeff/McAwful run show.
"Aids to Rockefeller" as authors doesn't sound like anything in my experience within the beltway. (All right, I admit, about the only thing I've ever run in DC is my computer.)