Posts in: Karl Rove

Again with this story

All things considered, I still don’t expect this whole Karl Rove/Valerie Plame business to go anywhere, unless by “going somewhere,” you mean “stir up a lot of froth among the punditocracy, but remain entirely ignored by the majority of the American public.” Having said that, my question for the day is this: If, as Republicans and their assorted proxies and stooges are claiming, there was no crime because Valerie Plame was not a covert agent for the CIA, why did that CIA make a criminal referral to the Justice Department regarding the leaking of her name/identity?

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Whither Rove?

I think it was nearly two years ago, following all the fooferah about those 16 words in the President’s State of the Union address, that I said something along the lines of “Jesus! One of these days, some of this stuff has got to start sticking!” The general source of my frustration, at the time, was that one potential scandal after another surrounding the Bush administration just kept sliding off of them.

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