July 11, 2005

Karl Rove, Felon

It's now been revealed that Karl Rove, aka Bush's Brain, was the source who blew the cover of a CIA agent, Valerie Plame. This is a federal felony punishable by prison.

The story is long and complicated, but Gene Lyons provides his always sharp perspective and a good general overview of the case here.

And the Al Franken show's site has an excellent account of just how blatantly the White House is lying about it. Spokesliar Scotty McClellan had actually stated flat out that Karl Rove was not the source, and said that suggesting so was "ridiculous."

Check out the incredible weasling when pressed to admit in the face of the relevation that Rove WAS the source, that he flat out lied to America. Even compared to his daily mind-numbing evasion and spin, this one stands out. Read it and try to keep your head from exploding.

Karl Rove may or may not get charged, (likely not), but as Lyons points out, his parsing of words and legal ju-jitsu makes Clinton's definition of "is" pale by comparison.

16 Comments:

At 7/11/2005 4:29 PM, Blogger Philosophe Forum said...

Give Satan-on-Earth enough rope, & eventually even he hangs himself.

 
At 7/11/2005 7:45 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well put Philosphe. Hope it's sooner than later.

 
At 7/11/2005 9:27 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Don't get me wrong I would love to see Rove vaporize. But if this guy is smart enough to get a chimp kind of elected,..well not really, to the Whitehouse he's not going to have any trouble slithering out of this.
He has been able to trash much better men than chimpy and have the gulible public beleive it.

 
At 7/11/2005 11:58 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

As I heard someone on radio comment today, Rove is widely regarded as the master of the "pay-back"... how sweet would it be if he finally gets his?

 
At 7/12/2005 6:44 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

Actually, being a convicted felon is a point in your favor in the current White House's hiring process.

Just ask John Poindexter.

 
At 7/12/2005 6:57 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dope please be sure to follow this one closely for us. I want to be there to see Rove go down in flames.

 
At 7/13/2005 6:27 AM, Blogger diehard said...

McCleelan will be thrown to the wolves. Ironicly he will get fired and Rove will stay.
Thats the prediction from Swami DieHard.

 
At 7/13/2005 6:54 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

I heard on the Radio today that Rove can only be accused of wrongdoing if he "knew" that employee was in an undercover operation.

Now even though Rove has probably the highest security clearance you can get and may even have a copy of her file with all her assignments on his desk, I betcha he will say "I did not know what her current assignment was and had no knowledges...." and based on a he said she said, he will trump all because of his position of power.

If the deal plays out that way, it's pretty obviously a huge abuse of power. But since we have seen this consistently with the current White house administration, don't be surprised if it's business as usual. How sad....hope I am wrong.

 
At 7/14/2005 10:52 AM, Blogger DownLeft said...

Their arrogance will be their downfall. They think they can get away with anything. Lying is a force of habit in this White House. One good Congressional Investigation into anything will spread into heaps of illegal behavior, just like watergate did.

 
At 7/15/2005 1:50 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Hey lets do a poll to see if we think Karl Rove should step down!
We need to keep this stirred up because the main stream media sure as hell isn't going to!

 
At 7/16/2005 4:16 PM, Blogger Dave said...

You all look pretty stupid about now don't ya think?

 
At 7/16/2005 10:44 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well, yeah. But if I take a shower I'll look slightly better. And what does the fact that I look stupid have to do with whatever you're talking about? I can't help the way I look. Geeze.

I'd say Rove looks a bit like a nasty ruthless bastard right now though.

 
At 7/17/2005 8:17 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Just remember - Dave is really Karl Rove!!

 
At 7/17/2005 10:45 AM, Blogger Dave said...

"... it looks as if this scandal is about a spy who was not endangered, a whistle-blower who did not blow the whistle and was not smeared, and a White House official who has not been fired for a felony that he did not commit. And so far the only victim is a reporter who did not write a story about it." It's what Tierney calls Nadagate.

NYT

Just the kind of ruthless bastard your minority party wishes they had

 
At 7/17/2005 12:11 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Well I'm glad you know what he is! He's a terrorist! George Bush needs to keep us all safe from him.

 
At 7/17/2005 12:39 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Yeah, diehard a terrorist. I told you dope, diehard really believes KR is respnsible for 9/11. You lose any credibility when you subscribe to the Sterwart Smally conspiracy bullshxx.

 

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