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Friday, July 15, 2005

Not So Fast

Posted by on July 15 at 10:19 AM

My hopes for a fiesty White House press briefing today have been dashed by the insanely thorough political blog The Note, which tells me there is no scheduled press briefing today. Sigh.

So, when might the White House have an opportunity to address the latest news on Karl Rove’s conversation with Novak?

The White House schedule doesn’t include a gaggle or briefing, but it didn’t yesterday either and McClellan gaggled on the plane… so stay tuned.

I wonder if the person who leaked today’s scoops, which serve mainly to put Rove in a slightly more favorable light than he was in yesterday (hmm, who could that leaker be?) — I wonder if that leaker knew that there would be no briefing today, which keeps the spotlight on the new Rove-image-improving scoops, rather than shifting it back to McClellan’s stonewalling and past false statements to reporters.