Bill Kristol: Plame-Gate distracting Karl Rove/Miers
William Kristol tells the Today Show that he was told and he gathers that Rove has:
Kristol: ...understandably been a bit distracted by this in the last few weeks and I think the White House errors over the last couple of months-political errors might be due to the fact that Rove just has to spend an awful lot of time preparing for this first grand jury testimony, and-and doing the legal chores you have to do when you're under this kind of-a-people look at you this way...
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So the Valerie Plame affair has disrupted the White House, is the cause for much of the bumbling and Karl Rove is a very worried man. My question is: "Who runs the White House?"
Kristol than goes on to say that Harriet Miers should think about withdrawing her name for consideration.
Kristol: Her nomination was a mistake...
He lambasted the President over this pick and says Bush doesn't understand how important this pick is for conservatives. Even Charles Krauthammer wants him to dump her.
How about the fact that democrats and liberals don't take kindly to the fact that Bush wants to install his crony gal pal on the Supreme Court with a wink and a nod while James Dobson knows more about her than the Senators.
Capitol Buzz has this: When a campaign committee sends out a memo saying "we're not worried," it means that they're shitting bricks.