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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Karl Rove needs help

Republicans put partisan politics ahead of national security. By doing so, they haven't harmed Democrats. They've harmed all Americans. And not just Democrats should be angry. All Americans should be outraged. From The Stakeholder:
Yesterday morning I noted something funny about Rove's defenses. There were of course the new silly defenses about not calling her by name and his motive being to correct the record, yada yada yada. But what was more interesting to me than just the silliness was the quesiton of why Rove was resorting to such silliness all of the sudden. It reaked of desperation.

As I wrote...

So the main damage control points coming from Rove's corner are utterly irrelevant, and this cannot be a good sign for him. All the more so if what's missing is missing for a reason. Reading those stories, I can't help but notice that the only possibly relevant point is suddenly on vacation. For years, it seems, Luskin has been rinsing and repeating with the "never knowingly disclosed classified information" line. Well, as Think Progress noted, it seems quite clear that classified information was disclosed, so the only question is whether it was knowingly. The "knowingness" would be the only thing standing between Rove and a crime, theoretically. Now maybe the papers got tired of printing the same thing over and over, maybe Luskin was off his game, but I suddenly don't see that defense in either of those articles. Interesting.

Today we hear from the LA Times...

Luskin declined to say whether Rove knew that Plame was a covert agent, even if he did not know her name, which analysts said was a crucial factor in determining whether the law was broken.

He certainly hasn't declined before. That sounds pretty darn close to Game, Set, Match...


At Tuesday, July 12, 2005 11:52:00 PM, Blogger John C. said...

I think it's interesting to note that this investigation has taken longer to complete than all of Watergate and we don't even have a grand jury yet? It's obvious to me and alot of folks that the reasons for the leak by Rove were quite simple, Mr. Wilson's findings did not coincide with the Bush fix on findings for war with Iraq so he was punished for his being truthful....what's wrong with this picture? In doing so Rove committed a very serious offense, whether he knew her position or not, and he should have given his role in the administration, now it's up to our Justice Dept. to do it's job and bring him down. Of course our Pres. has promised to FIRE anyone from his administration who is responsible for the leak....still waiting to hear from ya Georgie.

At Monday, July 18, 2005 10:06:00 PM, Blogger John C. said...

I need to correct my earlier statement about the grand jury, apparently there is one and an independent investigator and we all wait with baited breath as to the outcome of his investigation.


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