10/19/2005: Late to the party again.....
I heard this on Air America Radio news during Morning Sedition this morning, but my morning newsreading was interrupted by work, so I never got around to following up. But it appears that this morning the New York Daily News revealed the blockbuster that Bush had learned of Karl Rove's involvement in l'affaire Plame two years ago, and had "whacked' Rove for it:
WASHINGTON - 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.I like this comment on the story from Josh Marshall:
"He made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this."
And one more question. For almost two years, Scott McClellan insisted that neither Karl Rove nor Scooter Libby had anything to do with the leaks. He knew because he asked them, he said. He was very categorical.Things'll get real interesting soon.
Now it seems that at least with reference to Rove, the president knew McClellan's statements weren't true. And yet he allowed McClellan to make them. Come to think of it, I guess this one really isn't even a question. It speaks for itself, doesn't it?
Len on 10.19.05 @ 02:51 PM CST