Karl Rove has been cruelly persecuted. For years now the House Judiciary Committee and the New York Times editorial board have been trying to pin him as the mastermind behind the US attorney firings. Recently the committee called him in for a two-day, 12-hour interview, and what did it discover? Absolutely nothing, Rove boasts in the Wall Street Journal.
“My role in the US attorneys issue was minimal and entirely proper,” Rove writes. “No fair-minded person can review the thousands of pages of documents and testimony and conclude that I drove the process.” Rove did pass along disturbing allegations about attorney David Iglesias to the Justice department, but he feels that was his duty. “Unfazed by facts,” Democrats now hope a special prosecutor will tie him to the firings—but Rove’s confident she won’t find anything. (Read more Karl Rove stories.)