Liberals have been demanding that White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove be fired over the past week, saying he committed treason by exposing the identity of an undercover CIA agent.
I haven't written anything about the whole Rove story, since I felt I didn't have enough information about it to support a strong opinion. And, as admissions made today by major mainstream news sources indicate, neither did anyone else:
The Washington Post:
But as the story hurtles toward a conclusion sometime this year, there are several elements that remain uncertain. The most important did anyone commit a crime?And the New York Times:
So far, there is no proof that Mr. Rove committed any wrongdoing, let alone anything illegal: while he spoke to two journalists about Valerie Wilson, a C.I.A. operative whose husband went to Niger on a fact-finding mission about weapons of mass destruction, the accounts so far suggest Mr. Rove merely confirmed what the journalists already knew.But hey, why let the facts get in the way of some good old-fashioned partisan outrage?