Specter wants Rove to testify, but not under oath
There is a new twist in Bush's battle with Congress over Executive privilege.
Even though Patrick Leahy and the Democrats run the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Arlen Specter is trying to broker his own deal with the White House in order to avert a constitutional showdown.
However, with the political momentum on their side, it is unlikely that Leahy and Democrats will budge on their position that Rove should testify in person and under oath.
As tensions heat up, Republican Tom Coburn isn't giving up hope -- and offered one of the most
"A no is not always a no. My wife said no the first four times I asked her on a date," Coburn said.
Actually, it would be nice if this went to court. The Judicial Branch tends to have an unfavorable view of Executive privilege, for many reasons of course. In the end, you would have both the Judicial and Legislative branches backing Bush into a corner, and he would be forced to give up the fight. What Bush is trying to do is political suicide. Bush will ultimately have to let Rove testify in person and under oath, unless Democrats wimp out (we've seen that happen before).