Ha ha ha ha ha. Damage control, what damage control? This is a GOP meltdown.
Lott is the first Republican to publicly question the wisdom of Karl Rove staying on. Others should be talking about it, given Time’s Matt Cooper has now confirmed (and will testify) that Rove was his source that revealed the identity of Valerie Plame.
Lott let it fly with Chris Matthews on Hardball (via Raw Story).
MATTHEWS: Do you think it’s a little unseemly to have svengali on the payroll? Do you think he should go?
LOTT: Well, I didn’t say that. I mean, I said, you know, is he in the right position? I mean, a lot of the political advisors, in fact, most presidents in recent years have a political advisor in the White House. The question is, should they be, you know, making policy decisions. That’s the question you’ve got to evaluate.