Hypocrisy watch: Rove accuses Obama of playing politics
MSNBC’s David Shuster points out the hypocrisy of Karl Rove’s latest Wall Street Journal column. Rove suggested that President Obama was misusing the power of his office. “Team Obama wants to remind its adversaries it has plenty of power, and it does. The question is whether the White House will wield it responsibly,” wrote Rove.
Shuster accused Rove of having a double standard. “Karl Rove is concerned about wielding power irresponsibly? Karl, you mean like outing a CIA agent?” asked Shuster. Karl Rove participated in outing Valerie Plame after her husband wrote about how the Bush administration mislead the country into the Iraq war.
This video is from MSNBC’s 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., broadcast Apr. 2, 2009.