Helen.So, the president's spokesmodel is out of the loop or lying? Which do you think it is?
Q Is there any change in the status of Karl Rove contemplated in the near future -- status in the White House?
MR. SNOW: Not that I know of, Helen, no.
Let's see...they are at least talking about it as indicated later in the press breifing:Q
Has Karl Rove spoken to you about the CIA leak case?So, do you think they have considered what life would be like without Uncle Karl bending the president's ear on a regular basis?
MR. SNOW: No, he hasn't.
Q Has any member of the administration spoken to you about the CIA leak case?
MR. SNOW: Yes.
MR. SNOW: I'm not going to tell you. (Laughter.)
Q Has any White House lawyer spoken to you about the case?
MR. SNOW: Again, I just -- didn't I just tell you that I'm not going to tell you who I've spoken with?
Q I'm just asking.
MR. SNOW: I know. Good questions. (Laughter.)
And what about members of Congress? Are they concerned about Uncle Karl possibly recieving the boot?
Q On Karl's meeting on the Hill this morning, do you know if there were any questions or concerns from the House Republicans there about Karl's potentially precarious situation here?Ah, so now we are supposed to trust some one named Dana for a "readout" on what particular congress members are thinking and talking to Uncle Karl about?
MR. SNOW: His potentially precarious situation? In other words, whether they were talking about the special counsel?
Q And whether he's going to be around for the elections, and in what capacity?
MS. PERINO: In the meeting today?
MS. PERINO: No, it was about immigration.
MR. SNOW: No, it was about immigration.
Q No concerns were raised by them?
MS. PERINO: No.
MR. SNOW: Dana was there for every moment of it, so you have a full and complete readout.
Oh,and if he truly serves with the confidence and trust of the President, what will that mean if/when Mr. Rove is actually slapped with an indictment for his part in the Valarie Plame incident?