"The president was so desperate to kill The New York Times’ eavesdropping story, he summoned the paper’s editor and publisher to the Oval O
December 18, 2005

"The president was so desperate to kill The New York Times’ eavesdropping story, he summoned the paper’s editor and publisher to the Oval Office. But it wasn’t just out of concern about national security.--- I learned this week that on December 6, Bush summoned Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and executive editor Bill Keller to the Oval Office in a futile attempt to talk them out of running the story---read on

If this story is on the mark, then Karl Rove is really losing it. They had a couple weeks to come up with some Ken Mehlman action figure talking points are all Condi Rice manages to say was that she isn't a lawyer. Can we chalk this up to the Fitzmas blues too?

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