Nope, Rove's Still Screwed
Why do all the conservative bloggers
think that their opposition has the attention span of a flea? Nobody's forgotten about Rove and I, personally, am not that concerned with the nomination of John Roberts. He's exactly the sort I expected Bush to nominate and that changes nothing.
Besides, what the cons have not yet grasped is that public opinion(which is running 78% against Bush--that's the number, according to MSNBC last night, that think the White House is covering up, and it includes over 50% of all Republicans, incidentally) has no bearing on a grand jury. I know this White House thinks of everything as a political campaign, but, er, it's not an election.
Rove can disappear from every newspaper and TV broadcast, and the mind of every blogger and he'll still be in trouble. You can throw out as many talking points and pundits as you like, and the special prosecutor will still hand out indictments as he sees fit.
Which, given we all know now that Karl Rove not only outed a CIA agent but may have lied to the FBI--and the grand jury?one can only hope--about it, he will. Do the Republicans now believe they can manipulate reality itself just by chanting enough?
Oh, wait, they do think that.
Yesterday, though, when asked if Karl Rove had offered his resignation, Bush gave no denial or affirmation. What could that mean, one wonders...if anything?