Monday, July 11, 2005

The Rove Problem

OK. It’s probably a little early to call it “the Rove problem,” but as Alan wrote earlier tonight, the WH Press Corps is all over this story. The problem facing the WH now is two-fold. First, the WH previously insisted that Rove had nothing to do with the leak. Second, when this story first broke President Bush said the leaker would be fired.

We may well see the brilliance of Karl Rove’s strategery over the coming days....

Here's a new strategy for the WH – apologizing. While it’s too early to call for Rove to step down (it remains unclear exactly what he knew of Valerie Plame’s role at the CIA as well as exactly what he told reporters). But, regardless of where the investigation leads, the White House needs to confront the facts in a straightforward and honest manner, and appologize to the nation for Mr. Rove's actions regardless of whether or not they were illegal.


At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Coverup?

I thought a good cover up and denial would be better. Who _else_ did Rove talk to? Where did Rove get his information?

Obviously Rove doesn't do his own research. People must have sat around having a meeting about "How are we going to deal with this new report that debunks our documents?"


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