Monday, July 11, 2005
Rove Defies Sunlight. Endorses Oxybenzone. Fellow Vampires Said To Be Encouraged.
Even Van Helsing Couldn't Help Us With This One
In the continuing drama that is the leaking of Valerie Plame as a deep cover CIA asset, the Washington Post reports that White House Man Behind The Puppet, Karl Rove, may be in for a bit of a hard time in the coming days. If only that was true. Excerpt:
WASHINGTON -- For the better part of two years, the word coming out of the Bush White House was that presidential adviser Karl Rove had nothing to do with the leak of a female CIA officer's identity and that whoever did would be fired.
But Bush spokesman Scott McClellan wouldn't repeat those claims Monday in the face of Rove's own lawyer, Robert Luskin, acknowledging the political operative spoke to Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, one of the reporters who disclosed Valerie Plame's name.
Democrats pretended to jump on the issue, calling for the administration to fire Rove, or at least to yank his security clearance. One Democrat pushed for Republicans to hold a congressional hearing in which Rove would testify.
"The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "I trust they will follow through on this pledge. If these allegations are true, this rises above politics and is about our national security."
Jesus Christ, is Harry Reid borrowing Tom Daschle's game plan for dealing with these swine? He trusts that the administration will "follow through on this pledge". Sure it will, just as it followed through on all its other broken promises from the war to the budget. Harry, WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!
The investigation into the 2003 leak had largely faded into the background until last week, when New York Times reporter Judith Miller went to jail rather than reveal who in the administration talked to her about Plame.
Cooper also had planned to go to jail rather than reveal his source but at the last minute agreed to cooperate with investigators when a source, Rove, gave him permission to do so. Cooper's employer, Time Inc., also turned over Cooper's e-mail and notes.
One of the e-mails was a note from Cooper to his boss in which he said he had spoken to Rove, who described the wife of former U.S. Ambassador and Bush administration critic Joe Wilson as someone who "apparently works" at the CIA, Newsweek magazine reported.
Within days of the July 11, 2003, e-mail, Cooper's byline was on a Time article identifying Wilson's wife by name - Valerie Plame. Her identity was first disclosed by columnist Robert Novak.
The e-mail did not say Rove had disclosed the name. but it made clear that Rove had discussed the issue. That ran counter to what McClellan has been saying. For example, in September and October 2003, McClellan's comments (LIES) about Rove included the following: "The president knows that Karl Rove wasn't involved," "It was a ridiculous suggestion," and, "It's not true."
Scotty, that egg on your face is dripping down your Armani suit. Want a wet nap?
Rove declined to comment Monday and referred questions to his attorney. Last year, he said, "I didn't know her name and didn't leak her name."
So we are supposed to believe that the President's Brain, with all the access at his disposal did not know Valerie Plame's name? Let's grant Rove that idiotic notion. Does anyone with an IQ higher than that of President Brainless Moron really believe that anyone who knows how to perform basic research couldn't find her name simply by connecting her to her husband?
The Rove disclosure was an embarrassment for a White House that prides itself on not leaking to reporters and has insisted that Rove was not involved in exposing Plame's identity.
The disclosure also left in doubt whether Bush would carry out his promise to fire anyone found to have leaked the CIA operative's identity. Rove is one of the president's closest confidants - the man Bush has described as the architect of his re-election, and currently deputy White House chief of staff.
Rove's conversation with Cooper took place five days after Plame's husband suggested in a New York Times op-ed piece that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Wilson has since suggested his wife's name was leaked as retaliation.
Full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/11/AR2005071101027.html
There is simply no way in hell that Karl Rove will be asked to walk the plank for this. Rove is far too close to what Brainless Moron and his crooked associates are doing as they try to mold the world into their own twisted amusement park. He has too many secrets, and if he ever developed a shred of decency he would be the ultimate whistle blower. Of course, if he'd had a shred of decency he never would have leaked her name in the first place. But imagine the damage he could do to the Bush family if they tried to put the fork to him. No, Mr. Rove's job is safe, and, barring anything even more brazenly contemptible activity, he will continue to thumb his nose, and by extension, help Brainless Moron thumb his nose at the American people. And to think that Bill Clinton was impeached over a blue dress...