It is clear for all to see, that George Bush is doing all he can do, to protect Karl Rove from any political fallout and possible criminal charges, because it would tarnish the image of the entire Bush Administration. But isn't there more to it than that? Doesn't he have more at stake? Think about it... Has Karl ever made any political maneuvers without the consent of George? Are they not one in the same; two halves of the same belligerent force? One is the "likeable, drink a beer with type of guy", and the other, is the scheming political mastermind who choreographs every political move. Does anybody really believe that Rove outed Valerie Plame without Bush's consent?
From what I have seen, this
is the only piece that even remotely touches on such claims:
So why has Bush not acted? It seems there are two possibilities. The first is that he is a man of his word only when it suits his interests. Rove has been instrumental in Bush's political success. Perhaps Bush meant to say that he has one set of rules for his advisers and another for everyone else. The second, more disturbing, possibility is that Bush authorized, either explicitly or implicitly, the leak to retaliate against Joseph C. Wilson IV, who publicly presented evidence that the administration was distorting facts to sell the American people on going to war. Either way, the president has painted himself into a corner.
There appears to be the elephant in the room, but the media: mainstream and otherwise, are ignoring it... Why?