First The FrontBurner then Hugh Hewitt asks: Who is Michael Smith? According to the CBS Report it was Smith who worked with Mary Mapes on the story. And as Powerline has pointed out, it's Smith's emails to Mapes that are truly curious.
Was it Smith who set the whole debacle in motion with this July 23 email to Mapes:"I am close to something that the Bushies are worried about..."?
Smith is not an easily Googled name, so we fervently hope that someone digs this guy up soon -- at which point we expect it to be revealed once and for all that Michael Smith was really...a Karl Rove plant!