Oh, please! Talk about closing the barn door after the horses get out.
According to a memo sent to aides yesterday, Bush expects all White House staff to adhere to the "spirit as well as the letter" of all ethics laws and rules. As a result, "the White House counsel's office will conduct a series of presentations next week that will provide refresher lectures on general ethics rules, including the rules of governing the protection of classified information."
The spirit as well as the letter of the rules and laws? Lectured on by the White House counsel's office? The same White House counsel's office that said it was okay for Mister Bush to ignore both the spirit and the letter of constitutional and treaty law concerning the treatment of prisoners?
Looks like Karl Rove will have to attend. This, no doubt, will be the key to absolving him from involvement with Plamegate. He didn't know any better at the time. He hadn't had the ethics lectures yet.
Poor little guy. They should have given him the ethics lectures years ago. About thirty years ago.