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Karl Rove: Say You're Sorry

Has Karl Rove finally reached his breaking point? In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the former George W. Bush adviser vents that The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) all owe him an apology. The newspapers have published a combined 18 editorials pointing a finger at him for the prosecution of Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman in 2004, and the firing of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006, Rove writes. And Conyers once told two members of the House Judiciary Committee: "We're closing in on Rove. Someone's got to kick his ass." The problem, according to Rove? They're all wrong, as new material released by the House Judiciary Committee last week allegedly reveals: "Judging from the evidence released, it uncovered facts that show that my role in the U.S. attorneys issue was minimal and entirely proper," Rove writes. "I did not conceive of the idea of removing certain U.S. attorneys, did not select those to be removed, and did not see the lists of U.S. attorneys Justice was considering to replace... No fair-minded person can review the thousands of pages of documents and testimony and conclude that I drove the process."