Aides to Rove and Bush Crafted Response to Attorney Firings

As our friends at reported last night, the Justice Department has just released more emails which link Karl Rove's top aides to the attorney firing scandal. White House Counsel Harriet Miers was also heavily involved. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich) had said that the new documents "show that the White House played an integral role in the firings and their aftermath."

Most will probably not be shocked to learn that Rove has his fingerprints all over this mess. Still, for an administration that places such an emphasis on loyalty and secrecy (in the interests of our national security, of course - don't you feel safer?), these documents provide a rare and pretty candid snapshot of their systemic efforts to subvert every level of our government for their own political ends.