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Rove says role was 'entirely proper'

Recent news accounts about information gathered by the House Judiciary Committee have drawn a clear and political link between Bush adviser Karl Rove and the firings of a number of U.S. attorneys during President Bush's second term. Rove dismisses his critics in his Wall Street Journal column, saying the facts "show that my role in the U.S. attorneys issue was minimal and entirely proper." He also brushes off allegations that he was behind the 2004 prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. Far from admitting any mistakes, Rove suggests that the New York Times' and Washington Post's editorial boards should admit they got it wrong about him. "It would be the responsible thing to do," Rove concluded.