Top White House aides are privately discussing the future of Karl Rove, with some expressing doubt that President Bush can move beyond the damaging CIA leak case as long as his closest political strategist remains in the administration.
If Rove stays, which colleagues say remains his intention, he may at a minimum have to issue a formal apology for misleading colleagues and the public about his role in conversations that led to the unmasking of CIA operative Valerie Plame, according to senior Republican sources familiar with White House deliberations.
Well, gee whiz, Bush said he would fire anyone caught leaking. So why the hell is it even being discussed?
Not only is this clown still working for the White House, he still has access to classified information.
After BLABBING it to a reporter, they didn't even cut his ACCESS, much less fire him.
And I want to see one reporter ask Scottie about THAT.