Nearly two years after stating that any administration official found to have been involved in leaking the name of an undercover C.I.A. officer would be fired, and assuring that Karl Rove and other senior aides to President Bush had nothing to do with the disclosure, the White House refused on Monday to answer any questions about new evidence of Mr. Rove’s role in the matter.
Um… that’s because, contrary to prior statements, Karl Rove leaked the name of an undercover CIA officer, but he hasn’t been fired. So what’s White House press secretary Scott McClellan supposed to say? “Gee sorry… I guess I lied.”
There will be a time to talk about this, but now is not the time to talk about it.
And I’m guessing the time McClellan plans to talk about it will be a few years from now, during the book tour for his memoir.
It’s fun to watch the White House press corps finally getting a bit pissy after being lied to for all these years.