Wednesday, July 13, 2005

AP Slams Bush On Rove

Check out the first paragraph of an AP story titled Bush Passes on Public Endorsement of Rove

President Bush passed up a chance Wednesday to express confidence in senior aide Karl Rove in a political fight over a news leak that exposed a CIA
officer's identity. The lack of endorsement surprised some White House officials who had been told Bush would back his embattled friend.
It's things like this that give fuel to the "liberal media" fire but hell, if the media's gonna do the time, it would be nice once in a while if they actually did the crime.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, wilddemride drinks this week's flavor of Kool-Aid and goes apeshit over the Plame story.

Then again, probably shouldn't be surprised. This is the blog, afterall, that suddenly went silent (for several months) after alleging that some lost Marines in a couple of light armored cars constituted an attempt by the Bush Administration to send tanks into the streets to put down anti-war protests.

Won't you *ever* learn?

Probably not. As has been seen over the last several years the concept of political "rope-a-dope" is just outside the scope of understanding of the average Liberal/Dimocrat.

In the meantime, feel free to comment on the following:

1.) Why Judy Miller is still rotting in jail if the source she is protecting is Karl Rove.

2.) Why Matt Cooper lied when he said that his source suddenly called him to release him from his confidentiality agreement (since Rove was contacted by Cooper's lawyer, who was informed that Rove had done so in a strongly-worded written waiver over a year ago.)

3.) Why the media is giving zero attention to the fact that Matt Cooper happens to be married to Democratic uber-operative Mandy Grunwald.

4.) Why Brit Hume reported earlier this evening that Rove only knew that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA because he had been informed of that fact by another reporter.

5.) Why the Media and the Dems keep lowering the bar on the seriousness of what happened here. First it was that Rove did something illegal and needs to go to jail. Then it was just that he did something unethical and needs to be fired. Now it's turning into him just having been careless ...

8:44 PM  
Blogger TWB said...

Yeah, you're right, this Plame story is just a mere trifle, nothing to look at here, folks, keep moving... only the President's right hand man involved in a Federal Criminal Probe.

Why is Judy Miller rotting in jail? Great question. I can only assume that Karl Rove ISN'T her source or at least not her only source because presumably Rove's waiver would have extended to her...unless she just wants to be a martyr for the right. She was after all responsible for spreading the administration's false claims of WMD threats in Iraq. You're not really proposing that if Rove ISN'T Miller's source then that means he's innocent, are you? That flawed logic is beneath you. It simply says to me that there's another source potentially within the White House, which is bad news for your guys, not good.

Quite frankly, I'm confused by Matt Cooper's actions as well. I just took him at his word that he was prepared to go to jail that day. I don't know the ins and outs of confidentiality waivers, but it seems to me that it was not clear to Cooper that the general waiver applied to whatever testimony he was being asked to give. Anyway, you seem to imply that Cooper is some hero to the left. I didn't know about his wife, but Time Magazine was widely seen by the left as cowardly caving not as heroic when it turned Cooper's notes over to the prosecutor. We on the left have long given up on holding anyone in the press up on a pedestal (well, except for John Stewart, but he's a member of the fake press.)

The problem with citing FoxNews as a source is that, well, it's a right wing propaganda machine. Tell me someone other than Brit Hume reported that and we can talk.

I don't see the bar lowering on the part of the Dems. I see a serious lack of concern for ethics on the part of the right. I see Rep. Peter King saying nothing was wrong if she wasn't undercover and if Rove didn't say her name blah blah blah. The fact is that it was wrong to do it whether it was criminal or not. The most I recall any Dem demanding was that Rove resign or be fired, not that he must go to jail, since no one knows whether what he did was actually criminal. What many on the left ARE saying is that it compromised national security to out a CIA agent and I don't see anyone lowering the bar from that claim.

10:05 AM  

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