Wednesday, October 1, 2003
The Daily Show on the telemarketing ban: "Bush is like a genie who only grants crappy wishes. Thanks for the quiet phone. Can I use my next wish on health insurance?"
"If somebody leaked classified information, I'd like to know it." --The Dimwit-in-Chief
"My heart just breaks for those left to dangle in the wind (by this administration)" --Mom
Across the networks, Republican operatives chant: "It's all political. It's all political."
It's a propaganda lie.
First, Bush lied to take us to war. Then he used a cheap propaganda lie in the State of the Union speech -- a Constitutional requirement.
When a citizen called the administration on its lies, the White House retaliated with a treasonous act.
When the crime was exposed, and an investigation was called for, the administration did -- nothing -- for at least two months.
Now when Democrats call for an independent investigation, the Republicans chant: "It's all political. It's all political."
It's not politics, it's treason. And waiting ten weeks smacks of cover-up.
The White House strategy is to ignore the treason, and call for an investigation of leaks in general -- as if to promise further retaliation for anyone who gives evidence in the matter.
Well, the harder they come, the harder they fall. Between his chants, Gillespie admitted that this case is more serious than Watergate.
The only thing more beautiful than what we know about Rove, would be if the second source -- the one who leaked the classified information to Rove -- is Cheney, or one of Cheney's goons. (Beautiful in some sort of cosmic sense of irony and symmetry.)
You have Poppy manipulating Saddam to invade Kuwait and push the feudal Gulf states into our camp, then helping Saddam identify and crush Shiite rebels as a way to stay in power. And Poppy cons the entire world into supporting him -- even to *pay* for the war, for goodness' sake.
But then along comes Junior, dumber than a stump... decides *he* is going to make the decisions about which corrupt, murderous kleptocrats stay in power, and conquers Iraq against all common sense. Hubris, we call this.
And yet, Junior's downfall will be his political guru -- whose sorry ass Poppy had fired.
And it really, really couldn't be more appropriate, since it turns out the excuses for the Iraq conquest were lies, or ridulous, except that Rove *clearly* wanted the war to further his domestic agenda and political power.
But isn't it bizarre that conquering a country and killing tens of thousands in order to win a majority in Congress is OK, but "outing" a CIA agent is "treason"? And isn't it bizarre that it is Poppy's statement that is going to bring down both Rove and Junior?
"Journalists are saying privately: yes, it was Karl Rove that I talked to." --Julian Borger, Guardian Unlimited.
Whether the FBI covers this up or not, everyone is going to know that it was Rove. The journalists aren't going to confirm it on the record, but everybody is going to know. And Bush will have the choice of dumping his "traitorous" political maestro, or keeping him. Happy Election Season!
"Joe Wilson's wife is fair game." --Karl Rove
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