President Bush refuses to


President Bush refuses to answer whether he ordered Card and Gonzales to Ashcroft’s hospital bedside …

The funny thing about this dodge is that the president is saying not only that the nature of the program is highly classified and must be kept secret, which may be true, but that his apparent order for Gonzales and Card to go squeeze the semi-concsious John Ashcroft is also highly classified and must be kept secret. Somehow I just don’t get that one. The president’s refusal to answer tells the tale. The president gave the order and even placed the call, as James Comey all but told us yesterday.

But it should not surprise us because this White House has mainly used ‘classification’ as a way to keep embarrassing information out of public view.