President "What, Me Lie?" just took a credibility hit this morning. Via Josh (with a huge H/T to Muck commenter Donp who spotted the gap at 2:19 am!):The House panel showed some smarts today and approved subpoenas for Rove and other top White House officials that Bush plans to fight. I say "bring him on." It's time for some public accountability.I think a commenter in our document dump research thread may have been the first to notice that the emails released by the Justice Department seem to have a gap between November 15th and December 4th of last year….What are you trying to hide, President Bush?
The firing calls went out on December 7th. But the original plan was to start placing the calls on November 15th. So those eighteen days are pretty key ones. (emphasis mine)
Update: Editor & Publisher has a story about this too: Paging Rose Mary Woods: '18-Day Gap' in Release of Latest Emails in 'AttorneyGate'
Asked about the gap today, Tony Snow, White House spokesman said, "I've been led to believe that there's a good response for it, and I'm going to let you ask them (DOJ) because they're going to have an answer."Yep, but first they have to invent something that sounds plausible.