THE TROUBLE WITH JAY. Regarding Greg's apt calling-out of Jay Rockefeller for once again indulging Intelligence Committee chairman Pat Roberts' partisan shell games, it's worth revisiting Laura Rozen's reported piece on the Rockefeller-Roberts dynamic from our November issue. Rozen paints a complicated picture of both the real constraints Rockefeller faces and the ways in which he constrains himself unduly in his capacity as the opposition leader on the Intel committee. The description of Rockefeller offered by one source -- �a wimp � not confident of his own judgments� -- certainly seems significant.

--Sam Rosenfeld