The morning Rove round-up
Quite the flurry of activity surrounding our boy Rove, especially since yesterday's embarrassing press conference with Scott McClellan, where the mainstream media actually started to ask some Real Questions and expect Real Answers. Here's some highlights from the coverage that followed:
- TalkLeft reports that President Bush called the leak a "criminal action." Inquiring minds want to know: when will he follow through?
- AP devotes a whole article to quoting McClellan's CIA leak statements
- The sound of crickets at the White House by the New York Times, with thoughts from AMERICAblog
- Juan Cole sums it all up in a nutshell: the man is unfit for public office. Period.
There's more, so much more, and we'll be keeping you posted throughout the day. (TalkLeft, AMERICAblog, Informed Comment)
UPDATE: Aunt Jenna over at The Girl Gets Away started coming up with the real reasons Rove leaked:
"Once, a long time ago, John Kerry saved Karl Rove's life - possibly in the Mekong Delta. Rove swore eternal loyalty, so when a deranged Kerry maliciously leaked Plame's name to the press, Rove knew that he had to step in and take the fall or Kerry's career would be over. He owes the man his life, for chrissake! That trumps any partisan politics."
(The Girl Gets Away)