Thursday, March 29, 2007
Leak of the Day
Regarding Libby and Gonzales, unofficial word from the White House is not reassuring. One credible source says the president will never — not even on the way out of office in January 2009 — pardon Libby. Another equally good source says the president will never ask Gonzales to resign. —Robert Novak writing in his latest column "A President All Alone"
It depends on what you mean by "reassuring." I rather like the plan myself.
Yet after all the grief that Robert Novak, through his Valerie Plame revelation, ended up causing for Scooter Libby, it seems a bit odd—or malevolent—or sadistic—that the White House would select Novak to pass on the word to expect no pardon from Bush. Merely serendipitous? Not likely.
White House planning a pardon-fest (3/19/05)