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Friday, November 4, 2005

Today in Speculation

Posted by on November 4 at 11:22 AM

President Bush is in Latin America today, where he is pursing his lips and declining to comment on…


* MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina - President Bush sidestepped questions Friday about whether he owes the American people an apology for the role of administration officials in the CIA leak case. He also refused to comment on calls for a staff shakeup. “We’re going through a very serious investigation,” Bush told reporters. “I have told you before that I’m not going to discuss the investigation until it’s completed. My obligation is to set an agenda and I have done that.” He also declined to say whether Karl Rove, his top political adviser, should remain in his job.

* Meanwhile, what do the American people think of the Bush agenda? The Washington Post: “Bush Popularity Reaches New Low.” Zogby: 51 percent of Americans are now in favor of considering impeachment proceedings against Bush if he is shown to have lied about Iraq.

* And speaking of Karl Rove, The New York Times reports that Fitzgerald’s narrow focus on the president’s man is narrowing even further. And Raw Story has Democrats pushing harder for Rove’s security clearance to be revoked.

* Meanwhile, over in Italy… (Featuring Rocco Martino, who wins today’s contest for Best Name in an International Scandal.)

* Oh, and Scooter Libby was arraigned yesterday. Read about it here, and about the no-nonsense judge here.