Washington, D.C. - Backing off their insistence that former Bush advisor Karl Rove appear before congress and testify under oath, a spokesperson for Representative John Conyers said today that congressional Democrats have decided to change their tactics.
"We've decided that a non-confrontational approach will yield better results. Congressional leaders will interview Mr. Rove about his participation in the Valerie Plame outing at the Renditions Golf Club in Davidsonville, Maryland in three weeks. Our feeling is that we will garner better information in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of a subpoena or being under oath. We feel vindicated by the fact that Mr. Rove agreed immediately."
Questioned about whether this approach was too lenient based on the gravity of the accusations, the spokesman scoffed.
"Believe me, Rove will be thoroughly questioned during our time on the links. The fact that this won't be recorded or written down is of no consequence in the bigger scope of things. Listen, there's a small element of radical bloggers out there who won't be satisfied with anything less than a public lynching, but that's not the way we work."
According to the spokesperson, the day will end with a reception in Rove's honor at the clubhouse.