Thursday, April 12, 2007

Regarding the thousands of missing White House emails, the excuse used to explain away the violation is that it was an honest mistake. The written internal White House policy was supposedly not clear enough -- as if the following is too vague: "Federal law requires the preservation of electronic communications sent or received by White House staff. As a result, personnel working on behalf of the EOP [Executive Office of the President] are expected to only use government-provided e-mail services for all official communication." Yeah, that's just so confusing.

Look, the truly reprehensible aspect of this latest turn for the ugly is -- surprise! -- Karl Rove's role. The fact that all of Rove's emails are missing is quite a different matter than all emails missing for a 24-year old staffer. Unlike a bright-eyed, young newbie, Rove is a seasoned, senior adviser to the President who definitely should know the rules and thus should know better.

Will anything serve as cause for this guy to resign?

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