June 13, 2006

Rove Walks; Dean Balks

Hatched by Dafydd

As expected, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald told the attorney to White House political aide Karl Rove that he had no intention of indicting or charging Rove with any crime. Shocked Democrats, eying congressional elections in a scant five months, worried that the loss of their critical election theme might adversely affect the outcome:

Attorney Robert Luskin said that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald informed him of the decision on Monday, ending months of speculation about the fate of Rove, the architect of Bush's 2004 re-election now focused on stopping Democrats from capturing the House or Senate in this November's elections.

The blow was doubly hard, as President Bush would certainly have fired Rove had the aide been charged in the probe. Sadly, Rove will continue in his role as chief Democrat tormentor, which will also affect election results.

In a related but wholly unexpected development, Democratic National Committee Chairman and failed presidential candidate Howard Dean made a complete ass of himself:

If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn't belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not very good news for America.

So saying, Dean shuffled off the set of NBC's "Today" show and returned to his sterile and largely ceremonial post.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 13, 2006, at the time of 5:19 AM

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The following hissed in response by: hunter

Tehy know the 'Republican = corruption' scam ain't playing. Pelosi ahs let it beknwn that she will replace the current dem vice-chair for intel, a serious and credible democrat (a rarity) in the next session with, I kid you not, Al C. Hastings.
Putting Hastings on the intel committee in anycapacity, much less leadership, is like putting a pedophile in charge of hte children's choir.
Hastings, am impeached former Federal Judge, is only elected due to racism in his district. He is a man proven of low character and thieving ways.
Yet he is giong to be the face of the DNC in the most sensitive of positions: intel. And if the defeatocrats win in November, he would be the *Chairman* of the House Committee.
What leaks, what corruption, what compromises of naitonal interest can the demorats stick to America with that?
The mind boggles.

The above hissed in response by: hunter [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 13, 2006 6:34 AM

The following hissed in response by: Big D

Libby is being prosecuted for lying about a crime that apparently never occurred. The standards for indictment by Firtzgerald would therefore seem to be quite low. If there was the merest suggestion that Rove had leaked or lied, wouldn't he have been indicted? And that fact that he wasn't, isn't that a pretty fair indicator that he did nothing wrong?

Oh, right. I forgot that we all know Rove is eeeevilllll, so even if he is not indicted he should be fired. Probably used some mind control ray on Fitz.

Sheesh. What kinda idjit is Dean?

The above hissed in response by: Big D [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 13, 2006 8:49 AM

The following hissed in response by: Jim,MtnViewCA,USA

Who remembers what Gov Dean said about Osama?
It is astounding to compare his standards between a political operative like Rove and a hardened mass murderer and terrorist like bin Laden.

The above hissed in response by: Jim,MtnViewCA,USA [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 13, 2006 2:00 PM

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