« Audio clip poses questions | Main | Friday dog blogging »

"I heard that too."

Chilling words, right? Damning, in fact. Maybe we should just skip the trial and fry him now.

I stayed up last night waiting for the breaking New York Times "blockbuster"... and got this.

Mr. Rove has told investigators that he learned from the columnist the name of the C.I.A. officer, who was referred to by her maiden name, Valerie Plame, and the circumstances in which her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, traveled to Africa to investigate possible uranium sales to Iraq, the person said.

After hearing Mr. Novak's account, the person who has been briefed on the matter said, Mr. Rove told the columnist: "I heard that, too."

So now we're full circle, back to Bob Novak. Does anyone else get the feeling we're back at square one here?

Meanwhile, we have this admission by Joe Wilson himself:

My wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity.

Now all but the looniest moonbats have abandoned any reasonable hope of a Rove indictment, much less a frog march. A friend of mine, whom I think it's fair to say is about as liberal as you can get without being a cartoon, opined to me that Rove shouldn't even be fired.

But that's not stopping a rabid Democratic lynch mob from braying for Rove's scalp. Let 'em bray, I say. The more they do, and the more attention the average person pays to this story, the more they'll come across as the gibbering lunatics they are. I don't think the MoveOn wing of the Democratic Party has learned a damn thing since Paul Wellstone's funeral.


And, yet again, we have another grand jury leak which seems to bother absolutely nobody.

How sad.

Wonder what Bill Press, the liberal pundit, who called Rove's purported actions treasonous and claimed he should be jailed is feeling?

Or Terry Moran of ABC who was abusive of Scott McClelland earlier this week?

Old Chinese proverb:

He who lies down with dog, wakes up with fleas.

Let's rename Joe Wilson to Pluto or Rin Tin Tin Wilson!

Has it ever occurred to you that what Joseph Wilson was that once Bob Novak blew her cover, his wife ceased to be a clandestine officer?

I thought not.

You might want to read John Cole on this. He's on YOUR side, but he's not so blinded by Adoration of the Codpiece that he can't see that a double standard is being used here in which the Bush Administration is being absolved of everything you guys would be screaming bloody hell at the Clinton Administration about.

I swear, George W. Bush could be caught on camera sodomizing male infants, then dismembering them with a chain saw, then dining on them with fava beans and a nice chianti, and you guys would still continue to worship him, because to do otherwise is "treasonous at a time of war."

Well, it's hard to say what the right-wing would do in this case.

We do however know that the left-wing did when Bill Clinton was caught sodomizing a young intern and then lied to the nation about it: They marched out in front of the Capitol and called him the bestest president of all time forever and ever.

But I do love it when Jill posts here and accuses us of partisanship. It's so cute the way she does it with no hint of irony. :-)


There was consequences to Clinton's behavior. He was impeached and tried in the Senate. He lost his ability to practice law. Yes, there were many who came to his defense, but the press did not stand back and just accept his "I did not have sex with that woman" nonsense. He was wrong to have sex with an intern in the Presidential office and he was a liar when he tried to parse words and act as if oral sex was not really sex.


Scott McClelland was abused? Well, he did tell the press corp prior to the election that he personally was assured by Rove and others that they had nothing to do with the leak. Now, that it appears that they may very well have something to do with the leak, he wasn't talking. It is the job of the press to ask questions and it is his job to answer questions. The fact that the press got testy when he was no longer answering questions is not what I consider to be "abuse".


Indeed there were some consequences to Bill Clinton's words and deeds, though it can be argued whether they were appropriate in scale.

And if Karl Rove leaked the name of a covert CIA agent, there should also be consequences.

I do think the media feeding frenzy is a little hypocritical, however, given that the MSM is printing unlawfully leaked grand jury testimony, the New York Times "outed" a CIA undercover operation in it's own pages, and Joe Wilson went on air and lied about the contents of his own Niger report.

And no one got too worked up over any of that.

But hey, that's how the game is played - different standards for different people. I understand that the poor behavior of others does not mitigate poor behavior on the part of Karl Rove.

But, after all this is said and done, there is no there, there. Which, I think, was Barry's point -the left continues to howl even when evidence points to this being a non-story.

Also, PE, Clinton's "punishment" was in no way executed by his left-wing defenders, which was why I brought him up when Jill accused right-wingers of defending GW at any cost.

Mal - a friend of mine and I discussed the grand jury leak over the weekend. I don't know about everyone, but there are some of us who are very disturbed about it.

I'm just browsing around your site for the first time, interesting read

Post a comment