The press tries to ask the White House about Karl Rove:

Q Well, you’re in a bad spot here, Scott, because after the investigation began, after the criminal investigation was underway, you said — October 10th, 2003, “I spoke with those individuals, Rove, Abrams and Libby, as I pointed out, those individuals assured me they were not involved in this.” From that podium. That’s after the criminal investigation began. Now that Rove has essentially been caught red-handed peddling this information, all of a sudden you have respect for the sanctity of the criminal investigation?

The White House guy responds to this, and any question that even mentions Rove’s name, with three stock answers:

1.  No one wants to get to the bottom of this more than the president [I just bet]
2.  The White House will not comment on an ongoing criminal investigation, even if they commented on it before.
3.  The White House guy knows very well what was said at this podium.

Over and over and over.

Doesn’t have to do with Karl Rove but I liked this question:

Q Scott, since President William Howard Taft became Chief Justice after his presidency, you would not rule out the President nominating former law school professor Bill Clinton to the Supreme Court, would you? And if you wouldn’t, we can report that President Clinton is under consideration, can’t we?

MR. McCLELLAN: Well, that’s the first time I’ve heard that name suggested. I know there are a lot of names being suggested out there, and you know that I’m not going to get into speculating about any particular names.

Justice Clinton. I’d go for that.

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