In the press conference this afternoon, reporter Terry Moran grilled White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan about recent talking points attacking Joe Wilson which contained information which could only have come from Karl Rove. It was immediately back to the No Comment defense for McClellan.
MORAN: … Fox News and other surrogates are essentially saying that the conversation lasted for two minutes and that the subject was ostensibly welfare reform. They’re getting that information from here, from Karl Rove.
MCCLELLAN: And, again, you’re asking questions that are related to news reports about an ongoing, continuing investigation. And you’ve had my response on that…
It’s a very good question. While the White House locks down and clams up , is Karl Rove once again in the shadows, secretly spreading information (in this case about an “ongoing investigation”) to try to smear Joe Wilson and influence the media?