Karl Rove is fleeing the country! Obviously he has claimed a long planned foreign trip is preventing him from testifying before congress, but Congress didn’t know.
Well now, I do not really think he is on the run, but what if he is? I am convinced there are a lot of people right now in Washington shivering in their shoes. Why? Because impeachment is probably not off the table anymore! At least not categorically.
Pelosi, who famously declared impeachment to be “off the table” before the 2006 election, now suggests that hearings on the president’s high crimes and misdemeanors are a distinct possibility.
I think you will have to thank Dennis Kucinich, Robert Wexler, Tammy Baldwin, John Conyers and some more officials who have doggedly pursued to hold the Bush Administration accountable. And as our fellow critter Zooey has pointed out in a comment on this thread, if the President is impeached, there will be no Presidential pardons.
So maybe he fled the country after all!