Monica Goodling Testimony:
I watched about an hour of Monica Goodling's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this morning, and I thought it was pretty uneventful so far. Based on what I saw, Goodling is a far more skillful witness than the House members are questioners. Most of the Democratic House members are just reading questions off a script prepared by staffers, and they don't seem comfortable enough to go off-script to pursue something Goodling said. Meanwhile, Goodling comes off as a very skillful witness. She often gives a partial answer to the question that is technically true but very vague, and then turns the focus elsewhere and starts talking for a while to help run out the clock.

  All in all, this morning's testimony went much better for the Administration than I would have expected. In any event, if you're interested in watching the afternoon's testimony, which should resume shortly, you can watch it live here via RealPlayer.