Saturday, July 02, 2005

Rove is the White House Snitch

Last night on the McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell said he knew who ratted-out Valerie Plame to Time mag's Matt Cooper. O'Donnell said it was Karl Rove. Not that it's any surprise that Rove would commit such a down-and-dirty act. As a matter of fact, when most people pondered the nasty episode that resulted in former diplomat Joseph Wilson's wife's identity as a CIA operative being disclosed, Karl Rove was the most obvious culprit. But for O'Donnell to divulge Rove's name on a syndicated talk show before Time mag's documents are made public is huge news. O'Donnell said, “…I know I'm going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source for Matt Cooper was Karl Rove, and that will be revealed in this document dump that Time magazine's going to do with the grand jury." The discussion then centered on whether Rove would be indicted for perjury. After all, he told the grand jury he did not leak the info to Cooper. It's obvious to me that Rove took the risk of being the Plame case leak because he was absolutely sure that 1) no one would dare reveal his identity and 2) if it did come out he was the leak, no one would dare press criminal charges against him and 3) if someone did reveal his identity and criminal charges were pressed, he would beat the rap and come up smelling like a rose. And he may be right. But the problem for the White House is that all the arrogance and bad decisions of the Bush administration are piling up and it's resulting in an avalanche of bad news for the GOP. With the 2006 elections getting closer and closer, the GOP is faced with problems it never expected to have: It's having to pull in its horns; it's having to blunt its far-right message; its have to tread carefully. And that comes as a shock to the party that only six months ago boasted that Bush and Co. had a mandate to fuck the world-which included Iraq war vets. Message to Karl Rove: You may enjoy some of the fancier sex practices JimmyJeff Gannon can provide, but those Fort Bragg soldiers looked pretty grim during the Prez's recent speech. It was clear they don't like being on the receiving end, if you catch my drift.

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