yo, dubya, you said before that you would fire anyone who leaked classified info. you were "very concerned" about a leaker (so much so that you said the word "leaker" 6 times in three sentences in one interview). now you say they'll only be fired if they committed a crime. so, who's word will you take concerning that little parse? either karl rove leaked info or he didn't. hiding behind "rove never said her name" (when the truth is he said she was the wife of joe wilson and worked for the CIA) isn't going to wash in the long run. why not just admit rove fucked up and let him go? he would probably be more effective on the outside now that he got you your second term. any number of conservative law firms and corporations will hire him on the spot and still do business with you and the Big Checkbook.
your ratings are a bear in the woods. you know that, right? a big growler.
you seem to have only two choices right about now. you can continue to plop the line about "waiting until all the evidence is in" (and how many times has that one turned out to be an alamo?), "that depends on what the definition of 'is' is" or "the president was out of the loop" as long as you like. but the longer you insist on these things the less likely we will be to believe it. you're fair caught.
or you as scissors can make peace with rock. give this to us and we as a whole will paper it over. i won't personally, because i know of so many other things you and your handlers have done these past 5 years (oh god, three more?!?) and will continue to try to expose.
as a whole, though: plop it on the table, man.
President Bush qualified his pledge to dismiss any White House official found to have leaked the name of a CIA operative, saying Monday that "if someone committed a crime" he would be fired.