Now, for your reading pleasure, a quote from White House spokesman Scott McClellan, from Oct. 7, 2003. McClellan has just been asked if Rove and Scooter Libby had been involved in leaking information about Valerie Plame:
They are good individuals. They are important members of our White House team. And that's why I spoke with them, so that I could come back to you and say that they were not involved. I had no doubt with that in the beginning, but I like to check my information to make sure it's accurate before I report back to you, and that's exactly what I did.