Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Karl Rove, for those who aren't afraid of intellectual calisthenics.


First, there's the sophomoric whooping it up at places like, oh, Damian's. Then, for those up to the intellectual challenge, there's the more nuanced stuff you'll find at places like Fire Dog Lake, written by people who actually have a clue.

Feel free to pick your camp.

P.S. You do realize, don't you, Damian, that "won't be charged" is not quite the same thing as "has been cleared," right? Just thought I'd ask.

OH, MAN.
Jonah Goldberg really missed his calling as a Blogging Tory.

AFTERSNARK
: By all means, check out this slightly earlier piece at FDL, which shows how the New York Times is still hopelessly confused about just about everything (emphasis added):

The prosecutor in the C.I.A. leak case on Monday advised Karl Rove, the senior White House adviser, that he would not be charged with any wrongdoing, ...

In a statement, Mr. Luskin said, "On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove."

Um ... hello? That's some pretty careful wording there. Fitzgerald did not say that he wasn't going to charge Rove. He said that he doesn't anticipate charging Rove, which certainly makes it sound like Turd Boy cut himself a deal and he better not even think of backing out on it.

I don't think we've heard the end of this.

6 comments:

Grog said...

Okay, Rove didn't do anything "illegal" - that doesn't redeem his character, does it?

CC said...

grog:

You got it wrong -- there is no official position that he "didn't do anything illegal."

Prosecutor Fitzgerald has simply announced that he doesn't foresee bringing charges against Rove, nothing more.

There's a world of difference there.

Robert McClelland said...

P.S. You do realize, don't you, Damian, that "won't be charged" is not quite the same thing as "has been cleared," right? Just thought I'd ask.

I'm sure he does as demonstrated by the application of this logic following the Gomery report and knowledge that neither Martin nor Chretien would be charged with anything. Which makes this yet another example of conservative hypocrisy on parade.

Jojo the wonder sloth said...

Fitzmas has been cancelled (again), idiots. Deal with it.

Dave said...

Hmmm... actually, I believe the next thing you'll see is a civil suit launched by Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame.

By the way, it'll be fun to watch the lying little scum testify against Scooter Libby.

New subj: Has anybody been getting an odd intercepting page for Firedoglake?

Anonymous said...

dave asked - "Has anybody been getting an odd intercepting page for Firedoglake?"

Yes -- I haven't been able to access firedoglake for about a week. Can't figure out why. I'm using Shaw. If anybody has a fix it would be appreciated.