Monday, July 11, 2005


AOL's Welcome Screen Headline today:

Rove Was His Source

Reporter Protected Bush Aide

But Were Any Laws Broken?

And, according to the sub-sub-sub headline--

"No Indication Bush Aide Used Operative's Name or Knew Covert Status"

I just want to punch something. The idea of Karl Rove’s orange-jumpsuited butt being marched off to prison was SO appealing. It was the first bloom to appear on America’s political landscape in the past eight years that had me grinning ear-to-ear just to imagine it. I was literally slobbering to see Rove get his just desserts for all the lives he has touched and destroyed with his particular brand of slimy, back-street, get-them-before-they-get-you political clout.

Even so, I knew it was too good to be true. I have to say, Duane over at the Blue Voice had already deflated my balloon and prepared me for the worst. I properly chastised him for this; but sadly, I knew he was probably correct.

So, a crime was committed—a covert CIA agent was outed in the national press—but no laws were broken. A CIA operative’s career was ruined, her diplomat husband was maligned and discredited, and the Bush Administration Juggernaut steamrolled right over the incident.

After two years, with America safely floundering in the quagmire into which Bush was determined to drive us, it’s apparently too late to get anywhere with undeniable proof of the administration’s lies, double-dealings, and tantrums of petty revenge as it rushed us to war in Iraq. The Congress, the press, and the American people swallowed the lies hook, line, and sinker. And, unfortunately, a majority of us are still too proud to admit that we were hoodwinked by a deceitful administration that shamelessly exploited the 9/11 tragedy to advance a predetermined agenda to get a foothold in the Middle Eastern oil market.

If Karl Rove goes to jail, I’m prepared to throw a victory party of epic proportions. Realistically, chances are slim to none that he will be charged with any kind of misdeed, much less do time. But I have to tell you, when I saw that smug face peering at me from the AOL Welcome Screen this morning, I almost put my fist through my monitor…


  1. No one in this administration has been held accountable for anything.....why should Rove be different.  The one thing we know for a fact is that Rove never does anything by accident. If he outed the CIA agent's name and position, he meant to.

  2. Lisa-
    Looking at Rove's picture even makes me ill! What a sham this Bush administration is, but we already new that. Not if you look at the case against Ms Judith Miller of NY Times, she was carted off to jail on Thursday of last week for still refusing to give up her source. Do you think that these "federal judges" even have a clue as to what there job truly is? Uh no, the do not. Ms. Miller's quote as she was being led out of the courtroom to jail was this (reported in NY Times-front page)

      "If journalists cannot be trusted to guarantee confientiality," Ms. Miller told     Judge Thomas F. Hogan, "then journalists cannot function and there cannot be a free press."

    To me and Im sure to the NY Times and countless others across the nation, she is a hero. She is going to jail rather than "snitch" or testify on a confidential source that she gave her word to that she would not divulge their name.

    The other reporter with The Times Matthew Cooper and his superiors decided to give up all of his notes and testify to the grand jury to honor the subpoena, which got Mr. Cooper off the hook. Gee, wonder if the this Rove and Bush administratin had any influence on that fiasco. My guess would be oh ya. Why isn't this phony, lying Rove also being halled into court along with the other leak (s) who is Lewis Libby and just happens to be Vice Pres. Dick Chenney's chief of staff. I have never cared one single bit for this Rove jerk and all I can say is I wish 2008 and hurry up and get here before this country goes right down the dam tubes!

    Great entry Lisa,

  3. Unbelievable, but typical!!!!

  4. I would SO come to your "Karl Rove Goes to Jail" party. Will we ever see the day?

  5. A law does not have to be broken for it to be TREASON.  Rove is an American Traitor!

    Treason:  a crime that undermines the offender's government

  6. P.S.  He will on get off if the American People allow it to happen.

  7. I'm sorry.  I didn't mean to burst your bubble.  

    I think it's going to be very hard to convict him of the crime of outing a covert CIA agent, but I think it's much more doable to haul him away for perjury and conspiracy.  At the very least, I would love to see him resign in disgrace, but that seems rather light for this heinous act.  I think the main thing to do is to keep pecking away at this story, letting everyone know how despicable it is, and to fit it in with the Downing Street Memos and all the other stories showing the fradulent justifications for Bush's Iraqi Adventure.  I would bet that a majority of people have never even heard of Karl Rove.  We need to keep flipping over the rocks and exposing these worms for what they are.

  8. <<<<smirk>>>>>

    I just knew you'd have something to say about this and was dieing to find out when I heard about this earlier today.

    The talking heads tonight said that they must prove that Rove knew she was an undercover agent. How can you know someone is an agent if you don't also know they are an undercover agent? It's not like it's being advertised if they are undercover.

    Honestly, I think the 50+% who voted for Bush don't really give a flying crap what Rove, Bush, or the ilk do. They either don't give a damn or they are of the mindset that the end justifies the means.

    :-( ---Robbie

  9. Even the best teflon wears off..............eventually. One can only hope.


  10. Hey if you're in DC in the next couple of weeks, I'm having the Karl Rove "Frog March Fiesta". Consider yourself invited.

  11. the whole thing is crazzzzy!


  12. I'm hoping for jail, or a treason trial. There is blood in the water. At minimum, he resigns to "avoid being a distraction from the president's agenda."

    He must have pissed off a lot of covert CIA agents. I wouldn't want to do that.

  13. I feel like I am living "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".  Is the entire American public in a coma?  The doings (and undoings) of this administration is akin to the fall of the Roman Empire and all we can do is sit back and gawk at reality TV.  I feel like we are collectively sitting back and watching our country disintegrate before our eyes and it's like we have battered wife syndrome ... we just sit back and let it happen ... how do we stop the destruction of our environment, our economy, our educational and fiscal infrastructures and our ability to thrive amongst other countries?????