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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Pink-Slip Promises

An excerpt from the September 29, 2003 Press Conference, in regards to the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity:
Q You continue to talk about the severity of this and if anyone has any information they should go forward to the Justice Department. But can you tell us, since it's so severe, would someone or a group of persons, lose their job in the White House?

MR. McCLELLAN: At a minimum.

Q At a minimum?

MR. McCLELLAN: At a minimum.
...and at the June 10, 2004 Press Conference, after the G8 Summit:
Q: Given recent developments in the CIA leak case, particularly Vice President [Dick] Cheney's discussions with the investigators, do you still stand by what you said several months ago, a suggestion that it might be difficult to identify anybody who leaked the agent's name?

BUSH: That's up to...

Q: And, and, do you stand by your pledge to fire anyone found to have done so?

BUSH: Yes. And that's up to the U.S. attorney to find the facts.
Will the White House keep their word, and fire Karl Rove?

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