Karl Rove's future is being discussed inside the White House.
The Washington Post Thursday morning says some White House aides think President Bush can't move beyond the CIA leak case unless Rove leaves.
Senior Republican sources familiar with the White House talks tell the paper that Rove may at least have to issue a formal apology if he remains in his post. They're very concerned that the president's most powerful aide misled co-workers and the public about his role in exposing an agent married to a critic of the administration's war policy.
Rove still could face charges in that case.
One GOP strategist tells the paper Rove doesn't have any real enemies in the White House, but aides are concerned about the cloud his presence brings to the administration.