[FoRK] Tell your friends: Fire Karl Rove!
Ian Andrew Bell FoRK
Wed Jul 13 12:19:49 PDT 2005
PLENTY of wriggle room! If you're going to witch-hunt Rove, it had
better be an iron-clad case. And Rove is too smart to leave that
kind of an opening.
"But until this week, it was Mr. Wilson's word against the White
House's insistence that Mr. Rove was not involved. That is what has
changed. An e-mail message that Time magazine turned over to the
prosecutor investigating the naming of Ms. Wilson asserts that Mr.
Rove discussed Ms. Wilson's role, though apparently without naming
her or suggesting she was a covert officer. If that version is
correct, it is not clear that anything Mr. Rove said could be
considered a crime.
It could also save his job. Mr. Bush was asked in June 2004 whether
he would fire anyone who leaked Ms. Wilson's name. Without
hesitation, he said "yes." But if Ms. Wilson was discussed - but not
named - current and former White House officials say Mr. Bush may not
feel he is violating his pledge by keeping the political engineer
who, as deputy chief of staff, is now formulating much of the
domestic policy agenda of Mr. Bush's second term."
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