How did he know?
Atrios of Eschaton wrote this before President Bush press conference today.
My bet is that this will be one of his "stamp my feet and declare I'm the decider" speeches, one of the mini-tantrums he confuses with leadership.I just watch President Bush press conference and he nail it. Basically, President Bush told the Democrats in Congress to go 'Cheney' themselves.
President Bush wants the Karl Rove and the rest of the gang to give the Democratic controlled Congress unsworn testimony about the firings of U.S. attorneys. Again, Atrios nail it.
The only reason to refuse to be under oath or even have a transcript is because you plan to lie and you want to do it with impunity.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
“After telling a bunch of different stories about why they fired the U.S. Attorneys, the Bush Administration is not entitled to the benefit of the doubt. Congress and the American people deserve a straight answer. If Karl Rove plans to tell the truth, he has nothing to fear from being under oath like any other witness.”Indeed. This Republican Administration is not entitled to the benefit of the doubt. If you don’t put them under oath, they will continue to lie. Heck, they might still lie under oath. Scooter Libby did.