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.