Mike McCurry, President Clinton’s press secretary for four years (including the ever-eventful Lewinsky days), wonders whether the current focus on Rove is, well, beside the point. After expressing some sympathy for Scott McClellan, McCurry asks:
Unless conversations go well beyond what has been reported, there has to be some other explanation for the zeal with which this investigation is being pursued. Something consequential must have happened because of this leak that we have not yet read about. That’s about all I can imagine, because otherwise the whole thing — leak, story, investigation — seems a little disproportionate. Maybe a major intelligence operation got botched. Or someone took a real hit somewhere in the world as a result.