"I'll Hammer Anyone Involved, But Snow-Job Y'All Into Thinking He's Fired"
The worst part about Bush having known two years ago of Boy Genius's role in this silly little kerfuffle? Mixed metaphors:
As special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald nears a decision, perhaps as early as today, on whether to issue indictments in his two-year probe, Bush has already circled the wagons around Rove, whose departure would be a grievous blow to an already shell-shocked White House staff and a President in deep political trouble.
Hey, Scoots! Starting up the meat wagon now's like the fat lady singing while we're still in the trenches and can't see the forest for the trees.
"Bush did not feel misled so much by Karl and others as believing that they handled it in a ham-handed and bush-league way," the source said.
Is there a farm team Shakespearean repertory now? --MICHAEL WEISS
Bush whacked Rove on CIA leak [NY Daily News]