Rove Should Resign. No, He Shouldn't.


Forget the possible technicalities of the law, says conservative columnist Jay Ambrose:

There is no question that Rove has done both himself and the president's legislative agenda a huge disservice by not confessing immediately. He has given the president's enemies a huge amount of ammunition, and the bullets will not stop flying as long as Rove keeps his job. He has begun to do the right thing through his current admissions, perhaps to save reporters from jail time, perhaps out of some other calculation. He should keep doing the right thing by resigning, and if he doesn't, the president should keep his word and boot him back to private life.

Whole thing here.

No way, sez the Wall Street Journal, Rove is the greatest American hero since William Katt hung up his tights:

Mr. Rove is turning out to be the real "whistleblower" in this whole sorry pseudo-scandal. He's the one who warned Time's Matthew Cooper and other reporters to be wary of Mr. Wilson's credibility. He's the one who told the press the truth that Mr. Wilson had been recommended for the CIA consulting gig by his wife, not by Vice President Dick Cheney as Mr. Wilson was asserting on the airwaves. In short, Mr. Rove provided important background so Americans could understand that Mr. Wilson wasn't a whistleblower but was a partisan trying to discredit the Iraq War in an election campaign. Thank you, Mr. Rove.

Whole thing here.

I agree with Reason's own Jesse Walker regarding the general uselessness of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. And I agree with Reason's own Jeff A. Taylor that the Bush White House dyslexicon is rapidly shifting into Clintonian gear.

And I agree with millions of Americans that this is a better country since The Greatest American Hero went off the air in 1983. I disagree to this day with the millions of Americans who helped make its theme song, "Believe It or Not," a monster AM radio hit that haunts me–and the distant reaches of outer space–to this day.