The president speaks, then leaves

Bush calls Fitzgerald's investigation "serious" before heading off for a weekend at Camp David.

Published October 28, 2005 7:53PM (EDT)

George W. Bush just offered the briefest possible statement on the indictment of Scooter Libby. He said that he has accepted Libby's resignation, that he believes that Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation is "serious," and that he's got a job to do for the American people. The president said he'll be nominating "somebody" to serve on the Supreme Court soon, then he headed for Marine One, which will take him to Camp David for the weekend. Joining Bush on the helicopter: Chief of Staff Andy Card and White House Counsel -- and former Supreme Court nominee -- Harriet Miers.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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