I'm sure you are all aware that the news today was primarily concerned with the Karl Rove story. When a story like this reaches CNN's Lou Dobbs it has probably gone too far to just be stonewalled, even though that is the obvious strategy the Republicans are attempting. The White House, and especially McClellan are under siege. Even the usually docile Press Corps began asking difficult questions. McClellan simply refused to answer any of them, giving the same stock phrase, "it's an ongoing criminal investigation," etc. Apparently today, when asked if Bush still had confidence in Rove, McClellan said yes. If that is so things are going to get even more interesting. How can Bush possibly avoid firing Rove or at least insisting that he resign? With all he pressure on the White House at the moment I cannot see how he can possibly get away with just ignoring the situation.
Just where does Dick the Slimy stand on all this? He has been remarkably absent from any of the discussion. Perhaps he can't find his way out from under his latest rock, perhaps he knows when it is better to hold your tongue (this would seem unlikely given his record of speaking and being wrong about just about everything). Given that Rove apparently had information he had no business having it is fair to ask where he came by it. Does the name Cheney ring any bells? Obviously this is a complicated situation and we are far from having all the answers. But it does look more and more like a conspiracy on the part of several members of the administration to discredit Wilson. It also seems to involve Miller and Novak although they are not actually part of the administration (but both seem to be Republican operatives of some sort).
Who knows what will ultimately come of all this. In the meanwhile I still want to know about Gannon/Guckert and who was his "mentor" in the White House. I guess I just have prurient interests. A known male homosexual prostitute wandering the halls of the White House? What the hell was he doing there, soliciting? Come on, give us a break. If this had happened during the Clinton administration we would still be hearing about it 24/7. So who is covering it up. Obviously someone with a lot of power, probably much more power than McClellan. No reporter seems willing to touch it. Why?