Monday, July 11, 2005

Rove resignation watch

JMM points out that the president has known it was Karl all along and simply chose not to do anything about it. It's obvious today that when Bush, speaking in 2004, said he would "fire anyone involved" that simply was blowing smoke. He assumed - and with good reason until Luskin started talking - that reporters would go to jail before revealing their sources and that the crime under consideration was probably too vague for most people to understand and would prove only a minimal distraction.

Suddenly, almost overnight, the situation has turned upside down: Rove was Cooper's source, Rove is implicated in the leak and the Democrats smell blood. This might being going out on a limb to suggest this, but it's hard for me to see a situation where Rove can stay on in the administration. With or without an indictment handed down by Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald, Bush's comments seal Rove's fate.

No comments: