Karl's been a naughty boy

The New York Daily News wants you to know that the President is indeed mad at Turd Blossom:


An angry President Bush rebuked chief political guru Karl Rove two years ago for his role in the Valerie Plame affair, sources told the Daily News. "He made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this."[LINK via Eschaton]
"This" as in blowing a CIA agent's cover? Playing dirty to get back at Joe Wilson? And doing all this behind his back? Not quite:
A second well-placed source said some recently published reports implying Rove had deceived Bush about his involvement in the Wilson counterattack were incorrect and were leaked by White House aides trying to protect the President. "Bush did not feel misled so much by Karl and others as believing that they handled it in a ham-handed and bush-league way," the source said.
And I thought incompetence was a requirement for any job in the Bush administration -- but perhaps they relax that rule for jobs that don't involve protecting poor people.

In any case, the good news is that Bush is a lot more forgiving than the American people: "Karl is fighting for his life, but anything he did was done to help George W. Bush. The President knows that and appreciates that."
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