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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rove Erodes Public's Confidence in Bush

"I’m A Source – Not A Target"

Presidential advisor Karl Rove still maintains that he was not the source that revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. But evidence to the contrary is beginning to mount – such as his lapel pin (see above picture). The American Prospect recently reported that Rove seemingly “forgot” to disclose to the FBI in his initial interview, that he discussed CIA officer Valerie Plame with Time reporter Matthew Cooper. Maybe it was an honest omission by Rove, but to me it raises a red flag. It suggests that maybe Rove is being misleading or may be trying to cover something up.

The whole Rove saga is getting ridiculous. In the end, there will probably not be any criminal charges against Rove. It is unlikely that prosecutors will be able to prove that Rove knowingly exposed the identity of a covert CIA operative. That being said, Bush should let Rove go. He (Rove) is becoming a distraction and is serving only to erode the public’s confidence in the administration. Public confidence translates into public support – which Bush desperately needs considering the situation in the Middle East and with the nomination(s) to SCOTUS.


At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Roy said...

You are exactly right. It does not matter if Rove committed a crime or not. He did leak the name and then Bush said if anyone leaked he would be fired. The whole thing would be hilarious if it didnt piss me off that most of these lifetime politicians are just a bunch of hypocritical chumps. Fire him already its not as if he is the only bright conservative mind out there.


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