How is it that the president gets dismayed by the decreasing number of Americans who find him to be honest and forthright when he knows for two years that Karl Rove was involved in discussing Valerie Plame with reporters but continued to deny that his administration had anything to do with the affair. Is he really that blind? Is he really that oblivious that if you lie to the American people, they just don't stop believing you, they stop believing in you.
Bush whacked Rove on CIA leak
BY THOMAS M. DeFRANK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
WASHINGTON - An angry President Bush rebuked chief political guru Karl Rove two years ago for his role in the Valerie Plame affair, sources told the Daily News.
"He made his displeasure known to Karl," a presidential counselor told The News. "He made his life miserable about this."
Bush has nevertheless remained doggedly loyal to Rove, who friends and even political adversaries acknowledge is the architect of the President's rise from baseball owner to leader of the free world.