For two years, the White House has insisted that presidential adviser Karl Rove had nothing to do with the leak of a CIA officer's identity. And President Bush said the leaker would be fired.It looks like the White House Press Corp finally woke up. Check out the rundown of questions, compiled by Bill in Portland Maine from Kos.
But Mr. Bush's spokesman wouldn't repeat any of those assertions Monday in the face of Rove's own lawyer saying his client spoke with at least one reporter about Valerie Plame's role at the CIA before she was identified in a newspaper column.
The legalistic implications of all this is still unclear, but politically it's fatal. The White House has been caught lying about this security breach with all of their spin documented in public record from interviews and press gaggles. Time to prepare those handcuffs.
[UPDATE] They did wake up. Karma is such a bitch, as demonstrated by the AP article.
And speaking of the B-word. Keith Olbermann gets the Bitchslap-of-the-Day Award.