What A Difference A Day Makes

In the press briefing yesterday, White House Secretary Scott McClellan refused to answer a question about whether President Bush still had confidence in Karl Rove, citing an ongoing investigation:

Q Does the President continue to have confidence in Mr. Rove?

MR. McCLELLAN: Again, these are all questions coming up in the context of an ongoing criminal investigation. And you’ve heard my response on this.

Q So you’re not going to respond as to whether or not the President has confidence in his Deputy Chief of Staff?

MR. McCLELLAN: Carl, you’re asking this question in the context of an ongoing investigation. And I would not read anything into it other than I’m simply not going to comment on an ongoing..

Today, however, he had no problem answering the question:

QUESTION: Well, he has spoken about these questions that have come up as part of a leak investigation.

So does he retain confidence in Karl Rove specifically?


Stay tuned — who knows which questions will be allowed tomorrow.