I think the most embarrassing aspect of the Valerie Plame investigation is the revelation, and constant repitition, that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide I. Lewis Libby's nickname is Scooter.
Sure, the indictment stating he "broke the law" by leaking secret information to the press might turn him a little pink, but I would hide my face in shame if the world found out my nickname was Scooter.
Geez, isn't that name better suited for one of the Little Rascals or some kid who gets beat up all through the fourth grade. Personally, I think the nickname drove him to "allegedly" committ the crime. He was desparate to prove he was more macho then his nickname let on.