WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush is close to a decision on his first nominee to the Supreme Court and could make his announcement as early as Tuesday, Republican sources said.
"The time is now,” said a Republican strategist close to the White House of Bush’s announcement.
Why is the time “now”, Mr. Republican-Strategist-Close-To-The-White-House?
Sources said the timing of an announcement had been moved up in part to deflect attention away from a CIA leak controversy that has engulfed Bush’s top political adviser, Karl Rove.
A Republican strategist with close to the White House described Clement as the leading candidate. “She’s pretty untouchable,” he said. “Plus, it helps take Rove off the front pages for a week."
Ah. Of course.
Curse you, you clever White House! Nobody will see through your diabolically clever distraction!!