In a press conference yesterday, the President fumbled through a question on the Libby commutation. In addition to admitting that someone on his staff "may" have leaked Valerie Plame's covert status as a CIA operative, he also said it's time to "move on." A common approach by Republicans when they want to avoid scrutiny of their actions. From an AP article:
President Bush on Thursday acknowledged publicly for the first time that someone in his administration likely leaked the name of a CIA operative, although he also said he hopes the controversy over his decision to spare prison for a former White House aide has "run its course."
What a louse.
The good news is that some members of Congress are determined not to let the President move on so quickly from his baldly self-interested commutation of Libby. As we mentioned here before, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) has introduced a measure to censure the president for this blatantly inappropriate commutation. He made a compelling statement for censure on Wednesday: