It's fairly obvious that GQ has been ramping up its political profile of late: a Barack Obama cover in September (its first political cover since 1992), Bill Clinton as a Man of the Year in December, and, more recently, features on Rudy Giuliani's temper and John McCain's blogging daughter Meghan. It appears that, with GQ correspondent Lisa DePaulo's recent Karl Rove interview, Washington is taking notice.
A letter sent yesterday from the House Judiciary Committee to Rove cites the DePaulo interview, which appears in the magazine's May issue:
In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, you respond by describing Ms. Simpson as a "complete lunatic" and asserting that she never mentioned your name during the deposition that she submitted to before Committee staff. In fact. Ms. Simpson actually referenced you several times at deposition. In any event, particularly since you have briefly commented on this matter in GQ and while serving as a commentator on Fox News, we believe the subject, like other serious charges regarding the role of politics at the Department of Justice, should be addressed before a key investigating Committee of Congress.
Read the entire letter below, embedded via DocStoc: