It looks like I'm the one of the very few, if not the only person out here in Left Blogistan that thinks the republican's response to the New York Times is a complete dog and pony show. I think it's pretty obvious that it is though, and I believe more than ever that the administration authorized the "leak" of information already in the public domain (the president himself has mentioned that we are tracking financial networks) so they could attack the New York Times for running it.
Lets face it, the three newspapers that ran this article got played by the administration so they could go on the attack and feed some red meat to the base during an election year. Note especially the over the top anger by the administration, yet the lack of action. Of course, it would be stupid to have an investigation that leads right back to you.