Posts tagged Karl Rove

I cannot fathom how sentient creatures persist in fighting something that was made law 3 - 4 years ago.

I cannot fathom how sentient creatures persist in fighting something that was made law 3 - 4 years ago.

it is point and laugh at Karl Rove time

it is point and laugh at Karl Rove time

When will people stop with the puffery about it being extremist or insulting to compare tactics of the German Third Reich with those of American Conservatives?

When will people stop with the puffery about it being extremist or insulting to compare tactics of the German Third Reich with those of American Conservatives?

During the Plame scandal, Bush said, “If somebody did leak classified information, I’d like to know it, and we’ll take the appropriate action.” And, on behalf of Bush, Scott McClellan, who succeeded Fleischer as press secretary, denied at the time that Rove was implicated: “He wasn’t involved. The president knows he wasn’t involved…It’s simply not true.” Yet, as it turned out, Rove was neck-deep in the scandal. Not only had he been Novak’s second source, he also had told Matt Cooper, then a Time magazine reporter, that Plame was a CIA officer.

The subsequent investigation led by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald focused on Rove’s role and whether Rove had testified accurately about his conversations with Novak and Cooper about Plame. As Michael Isikoff and I reported in Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, Fitzgerald came close to indicting Rove for not testifying accurately, but ultimately he chose not to.

David Korn
Bush Photoshops Rove Out of Plame Scandal | Mother Jones

I can’t find it in a web search, but I have heard that publicly exposing a federal agent (which Plame was with the CIA or a FBI agent is), is a felony - something I didn’t hear much about when Plame was outed.

have some schadenfreude at Karl Rove's expense

It’s disappointing that KCBS/KCAL doesn’t make their videos embeddable…so open that link and dig around on the right side for the video. Considering all that Rove has perpetrated as a conspirator against our nation, he’d better call charges against him fabrications: I imagine cells in The Hague are bare with windows to see rainstorms only.

Compared to a trial, I’d say him getting off being shouted at is light in comparison. I had to link this, too: “Karl Rove asking for civility is like Hannibal Lecter asking for the vegetarian plate.”

4 Apr. 2010