Rove and Roberts….Looks like Bush expedited John Roberts’ Supreme Court nomination to deflect attention from the Karl Rove scandal.

Sources said the timing of an announcement had been moved up in part to deflect attention away from a CIA leak controversy that has engulfed Bush’s top political adviser, Karl Rove.

“It helps take Rove off the front pages for a week,” one Republican strategist said. [Reuters]

Bush will have to produce something more compelling than a partisan hack like Roberts if he wants to distract us from the leaking elephant in the room and the ever-deepening puddle forming around its ankles–especially if it turns out that Rove lied to the FBI.