Is this blatant disregard for the law and coverup or a simple mistake on the White House's part?
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has compared the missing e-mails to the 18-minute gap on President Nixon's Watergate tapes. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says the White House message to Congress is: ``We are stonewalling.''
The White House chalks it up to just another outbreak of Democratic Rove rage. ``My experience has been that any time Karl Rove's name is mentioned, it adds to the ammunition, regardless of merit,'' White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said.
Only Dick Cheney raises the same kind of anger - and there is not much they can do about the vice president, short of impeachment.