The only thing I would mention that I haven't heard anyone comment on during this whole thing is that Rove was the original source for the allegations of cocaine abuse revealed by JH Hatfield in Fortunate Son, the controversial biography of Bush from the run up to the 2000 election coup. This seems to be Rove's M.O. and the popular conspiracy theory that Rove had a hand in the forged CBS documents seems to be more plausible every day. Rove took a New England blue-blood, alchoholic, failure and turned him into a two term president and dynastic heir. And now Bush is showing how gracious he is by protecting him.