WILL KARL ROVE RESIGN TO SPEND MORE QUALITY TIME WITH GUCKERT/GANNON?
My broker doesn't help me pick stocks but he's not a good-for-nothing by any means. In fact, if I want to know how the followers of the hallowed Know-Nothing tradition of American politics are thinking on any particular issue on any particular day-- without personally subjecting myself to Rush Limbaugh-- all I have to do is ask my broker. In fact, all too often, he doesn't wait for me to ask. (Once when he was spewing out all kinds of anti-Clinton/anti-Kerry/anti-liberal balderdash I told him that if I wanted to hear what Limbaugh had to say, I'd listen to his show myself. He swore he doesn't listen to Limbaugh. Of course this is even scarier!) Anyway, today, the righteously indignant broker bet me that Rove would be fired by next Tuesday at 7:30AM Pacific Time; that gives Bush 7 full days to do it. We agreed that "fired" meant "fired" and it did not mean that Rove will graciously resign to clear his good name and spend more quality time with Guckert/Gannon or any other male prostitutes he's had sleeping over the White House in the last 5 years. Broker says "everyone" is indignant about the contemptible Rove selling out an undercover agent for cheap political vengeance. He thinks even people in Mississippi, Texas and Utah understand what it means when Rove's slippery lawyer claims that by saying that "Joe Wilson's wife in a CIA agent" instead of that "Valerie Plame is a CIA agent" it means he is TECHNICALLY innocent. And, sure enough, the AOL poll showed that 71% of the respondents think Rove is indeed guilty. But what about Bush?
Did Bush know in advance? Did Bush know afterwards? Does Bush know anything? Scotty McClellan, who plays the role of Press Secretary in this farce known as the Bush Regime, told the press in September of 2003, when the story first broke, that anyone at the White House who was involved would be fired "at a minimum." When asked on June 10th, 2004, if he would "stand by your pledge to fire anyone found" to have leaked the agent's name, President Bush responded, simply, "Yes." Is Bush gonna claim that TECHNICALLY Rove never NAMED her, but just said it was "Joe Wilson's wife?" Bush hasn't fired Rove yet. But suddenly the White House isn't commenting and Scotty McClellan refuses to answer any questions from a White House press corps ruffled and somewhat tired of being baldly lied to day after day after day. I bet he's wondering where his old pal Guckert/Gannon is now that he could really use some softball questions lobbed his way!
I mean you even have mainstream papers like the L.A. TIMES stirring! Today they started a story with the provocative: "If you can't shoot the messenger, take aim at his wife. That clearly was the intent of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove in leaking to a reporter that former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV's wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA agent. To try to conceal the fact that the president had lied to the American public about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program, Rove attempted to destroy the credibility of two national security veterans and send an intimidating message to any other government officials preparing to publicly tell the truth."
Then you have Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid calling out Bush on his public promise to get to the bottom of the leak. "The White House promised if anyone was involved in the Valerie Plame affair, they would no longer be in this administration. I trust they will follow through on this pledge." If Harry Reid trusts anything the White House says after the last 5 years we are in deeper doo-doo that it appears-- and it appears VERY, VERY deep.