Pamplona: White House Silence and Not So Silent Bulls


I was there this morning, and the bulls are very big, very fast, very feisty, and the horns are sharp. I didn’t get gored or trampled, though I saw about a dozen people get run over, three people tossed by horns, and witnessed one broken wrist.
Since there has been so much silence out of the White House on both John Bolton and now Karl Rove (on the Valerie Plame outing), one just has to find alternative things to do.
I have no new news on the Bolton front. I think that there is some confusion on what priorities the White House is going to set with Senate leadership these next three weeks.
Some of you may know more than I do — but there has been no change on the Bolton front, there remains a pile of authorization and appropriations legislation to move through, and Supreme Court politics will take top billing over all else — with an awful lot of floor time spent by the minority badgering the President until he fires Karl Rove.
Of course, the President — despite promising to “remove from portfolio” anyone on his staff who had anything to do with the Valerie Plame leak — will be loathe to actually do this.
More soon.
— Steve Clemons