In a word, bullshit!
No less a personage than former New York Times reporter and current Time Magazine writer Matt Cooper says so.
Not in so many words, of course, but if you read between the lines, that's what he's saying:
Yeah, I, I think he was dissembling, to put it charitably. Look, Karl Rove told me about Valerie Plame's identity on July 11th, 2003. I called him because Ambassador Wilson was in the news that week. I didn't know Ambassador Wilson even had a wife until I talked to Karl Rove and he said that she worked at the agency and she worked on WMD. I mean, to imply that he didn't know about it or that this was all the leak...by someone else, or he heard it as some rumor out in the hallway is, is nonsense.And there you have it. Rove is a fucking LIAR!!! (Yeah, like that's news...)
But that won't matter in the long run. Or even the short run. Turdblossom is busy writing his own book, which -- watch for it to see if I'm right -- won't be published until days after the 2008 election. In the meantime, instead of "spending more time with my family" he'll be joining one of those high-priced high-octane K Street lobbying outfits. Who has better access to Der Monkey Fuehrer than Turdblossom himself? He ought to be pulling in some big bucks at that.
Assuming that the smiling evil genius isn't already behind bars by then. He still has to answer that subpoena and face the music for contempt of congress.
Let's hope the Dems have the balls to follow through and frog-march the little fucker into jail.