Thursday, February 19, 2009

Obama Delays Rove's Deposition

In a call that reverses his previous stance, Obama has delayed the Congressional Deposition of Karl Rove.

In his campaign, Obama called the Bush Administration "the most secretive in modern history", and had made overtures to bring to light many issues that had raised questions and eyebrows during the last eight years.

This move however, demonstrates a caution that is unusual for the New Bull in the China Shop.

Obama White House Counsel Gregory Craig told the Washington Post:

"The president is very sympathetic to those who want to find out what happened, but he is also mindful as president of the United States not to do anything that would undermine or weaken the institution of the presidency. So, for that reason, he is urging both sides of this to settle."

It will be interesting to watch where this one goes...

H/T: The Raw Story