"Official A" gets a standing "O"

When it comes to Karl Rove, what you don't know can't hurt you.

Published November 11, 2005 2:29PM (EST)

We used to post "must reads" each morning in War Room, but today's news got us thinking about another sort of feature: As a service to you, our readers, perhaps we ought to alert you to stories that you mustn't read. Really, there are just some things it's better for you not to know, and pieces on Karl Rove's revival in today's Washington Post and New York Times are chock-full of them.

You don't need to know about the "standing ovation" and "hero's welcome" Rove got from 1,500 black-tie-wearing members of the Federalist Society last night. You don't need to read that the man known by some as "the architect" and by others as "Official A" used his first public appearance since Scooter Libby was indicted to rail against gay marriage and rally the troops for the president's judicial nominees.

You don't need to expose yourself to the news that Rove is hard at work at the White House, making "long-term political plans that suggest he does not believe he will face future legal trouble despite the CIA leak investigation in which he has been involved." And really, we're pretty certain you could get through your day without hearing a Republican who is in regular contact with Rove say that he's got "a spring in his step, more focus, more -- something" and seems to have "some sort of weight off his shoulders."

You're free to read those stories if you must. Just don't say we didn't warn you.

By Tim Grieve

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

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