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July 2, 2005

Since Roving’s Been My Ru-i-n….
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 05:05 PM * 0 comments

This weekend there’s a huddle at the White House as George W. Bush gets together with his posse to select the next Supreme Court Justice:

The president learned of O’Connor’s plans Friday morning and spoke to her on the telephone — calling her a great American and telling her he wished he could hug her, according to the White House.

He then met with top advisers who are going to help him in the selection process, including Vice President Dick Cheney; Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby; Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; presidential adviser Karl Rove; counselor Dan Bartlett; and Chief of Staff Andrew Card, the White House said.

Among those gathered — did you check out Karl Rove? Rove’s in the news again. At long last Rove’s been fingered as the Valerie Plame leaker.

Okay, I grant you, none of the rest are clean. Rove’s got some competition for which one is the slimest. That’s Alberto “Torture’s Okay” Gonzales, Dick “GITMO? What GITMO?” Cheney, and George “I Want a War” Bush in the ring with him. But the Plame case has been a standing eight count for a long time. Michael Jackson was arrested, tried, and released in less time than it’s taken for the investigation into which one of George’s cronies COMMITTED A FEDERAL CRIME by revealing the identity of a CIA undercover agent.

Here is the text of what O’Donnell said on Friday:

“What we’re going to go to now in the next stage, when Matt Cooper’s e-mails, within Time Magazine, are handed over to the grand jury—the ultimate revelation, probably within the week of who his source is.

“I know I’m going to get pulled into the grand jury for saying this but the source of…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.”

Other McLaughlin Group panelists then joined in discussing whether, if true, this would suggest a perjury rap for Rove, if he told the grand jury he did not leak to Cooper.

Why did Rove do it? Just payback as usual — someone doesn’t give the answer you want, you ruin him and his family. That’s how the radical right does business. So ol’ Karl had better pick that Supreme Court nominee carefully. The Mystery Judge may be one of the folks hearing his final appeal.
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