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Thursday, March 15, 2007
Rove: Democrats 'playing politics' with firing of U.S. attorneys
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove alleged Thursday that Democrats are "playing politics" with the controversy surrounding the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

The Clinton administration took similar actions, Rove maintained.

"We're at a point where people want to play politics with it, and that's fine," Rove said after delivering a speech at Troy State University. "I would simply ask that everybody who's playing politics with this be asked to comment about what they think about the removal of 123 U.S. attorneys during the previous administration and see if they had the same superheated political rhetoric then that they're having now."

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