Tired and timid are two adjectives never applied to Rove. The architect of the Bush victories in 2000 and 2004 came through the ranks of college Republicans with the late Lee Atwater, and their admitted and alleged dirty tricks are the legends many young political operatives dream of pulling off. So when Jeff Gannon, White House "reporter" for Talon "News," was unmasked last week, the leap to a possible Rove connection was unavoidable. Gannon says that he met Rove only once, at a White House Christmas party, and Gannon is kind of small potatoes for Rove at this point in his career.
Aside from the fact this a looooooong stretch, this story is amusing when compared to the Eason/CNN spectacle. Not only have I never had any experience with Talon News I've never even heard of Jeff Gannon. I wonder how many people have? First we have this major earth-shattering story break about how an obscure reporter violated White House trust and now they are trying to connect him to Rove. Are the Democrats and their drones in the MSM that desperate for dirty laundry, for some kind, any kind of dirt?
And the MSM likes to characterize bloggers as being unprofessional and unkempt. Uh-huh.
cross-posted to Rite Turn Only]