Joseph Wilson attacked Bush on his perceived strength...Bush claims to be a straight talker, so Wilson said: Prove it. Going after Bush on his perceived strength, that's so Rovian. MSNBC has the video and an AP account:
“My wife’s name is Mrs. Joseph Wilson,” he replied. “It is Mrs. Valerie Wilson. He named her. He identified her,” Wilson said. “So that argument doesn’t stand the smell test ... What I do know is that Mr. Rove is talking to the press and he is saying things like my wife is fair game. That’s an outrage. That’s an abuse of power.”
Asked how he and his wife were coping with the continuing controversy, Wilson said, “We have two 5-year-old twins and they occupy most of our free time. She’s obviously nonplussed at this unwanted attention brought to our family. But she’s tough.”
Wilson said that he and his wife “have great confidence in the institutions that have made our country great ... Yes, we do have confidence that justice will be done.”
“I think the president should call in his senior advisers and say, ’Enough is enough, I want you to step forward and cooperate,’ “ he said.
“The president has said repeatedly, “I am a man of my word,’ “ Wilson added. “He should stand up and prove that his word is his bond and fire Karl Rove.”