John the Magnificent: I have long suspected that Rove's mother must have secretly wished she had thrown out the baby and raised the dirty diaper.
archichris: Because People in power are Stupid: [0.tqn.com image 400x354]Why not for his role in exposing Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA agent.You may be interested in the retraction printed by the Washington Post on the Plame Affair.......Friday, September 1, 2006; Page A20WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years. But all those who have opined on this affair ought to take note of the not-so-surprising disclosure that the primary source of the newspaper column in which Ms. Plame's cover as an agent was purportedly blown in 2003 was former deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage...It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House - that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson - is untrue. The partisan clamor that followed the raising of that allegation by Mr. Wilson in the summer of 2003 led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, a costly and prolonged investigation, and the indictment of Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, on charges of perjury. All of that might have been avoided had Mr. Armitage's identity been known three years ago...Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming - falsely, as it turned out - that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted res ...
LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why would she even bother to say this? Why am I supposed to be happy that Pelosi chose to pass on arresting Karl Rove?
bikerific: So, let's try to sum up and paraphrase.:Republicans: We're going to find Eric Holder in contempt of Congress!Pelosi: We Democrats could have found Karl Rove in contempt of Congress, and even had him arrested. But we didn't, because that's juvenile and unproductive.Republicans: OMG Nancy Pelosi wants to arrest Karl Rove!Am I wrong?
this is what the GOP actually believes:
snowshovel: And yes, I would also love to see a detailed specific list of things that could get Rove arrested in relation to contempt of court.
Fart_Machine: This must be a posting from the Bizarro Universe where a serial adulterer like Gingrich gets to play the integrity card by pushing for a long and costly investigation and impeachment which polarized the country and Pelosi is a terrible human being for failing to do so.
radioshack: lincoln65: I haven't been following the F and F story because IDGAF it makes dems look bad, but obviously they screwed up and should have resolved this thing years ago.Yeah, only 200 or so Mexicans and American law enforcement officials have been killed because of it. No reason to GAF. Dumbass.
Gulper Eel: Coulda woulda shoulda. Nancy was all about letting the base go on with impeachment and war-crimes whargarbl until the Democrats grabbed the reins of power. And then? Apparently the war crimes weren't war crimes any more or something.She did a great job making Newt Gingrich look like a paragon of integrity. When he and the Republicans wanted to impeach Clinton they went ahead and did it. You can argue with their reasoning and conclusions, but having reached the conclusion they did, the GOP didn't say "we think these are impeachable offenses BUT, well, Bubba's got a 60-percent approval rating and my guys on the Appropriations committee do like their defense pork..." They went ahead with it, lost the vote, and took their lumps in the '98 elections. Which is the way it's supposed to work.
Brubold: Oh and btw, I don't recall Rove being the Attorney General of the United States.
Coelacanth: Cythraul: For the charge of being Karl Rove. Isn't that enough?Murdering 2.5 million dead innocent Iraq civilians (according to the 200 year old British medical journal, The Lancet)?
radioshack: Richard Armitage admitted it was he who leaked the information. Google "Richard Armitage Valerie Plame".
MFL: An Uncle of mine is a big wig in his own right and recently got to take a tour of congress and check out their offices and meet some of them in person.He said it was really kind of cool because behind the scenes it's much different than the craziness we see on TV. Most of these people get along pretty well personally. He saw many of their offices and got to mingle with the staff and have lunch with a few of them.From what he gathered....A. John Boehner is personally very well liked and a fun guy.B. Paul Ryan is the "real deal" and widely respected by his peers.C. Jim Webb is the "real deal" as well and widely respected by his peers.D. Everyone hates Nancy Pelosi including her own staff.
relcec: what do you disagree with?
lennavan: relcec: so signed off on it through acquiescenceYou and I will agree to disagree on this specific point. I think this is fundamentally stupid. You presumably think it is logically sound.
lincoln65: Apparently no one remembers Karl Rove repeatedly claiming executive privilege and refusing to testify before congress. I think he was under supeona during the Valerie Plame investigation.But Pelosi let it go. She didn't even try to get treatment for Alberto Gonzales' severe acute amnesia.Clearly this means dems are the true monsters.
relcec: so signed off on it through acquiescence
lennavan: The real point to make is Obama and his justice department could have opened an investigation into Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzalez and their use of torture. Talk about your trump cards, I wanna see Obama troll the GOP by starting that shiat.
TIKIMAN87: Lando Lincoln: TIKIMAN87: People who vote for this woman are f*cked in the head.Because you don't like her?The things this woman has said makes blood shoot from my ears.
TIKIMAN87: The things this woman has said makes blood shoot from my ears.
Cythraul: For the charge of being Karl Rove. Isn't that enough?
cman: Cue letsseehowlowthevotesgo.pngCant have a thread on dark against liberals, now can we?
Somacandra: FTFA: "Oh, any number" of charges could have been brought against Rove, Pelosi said. "But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress."
Somacandra: FTFA: "Oh, any number" of charges could have been brought against Rove, Pelosi said. "But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress."Good for leaving that part out Submitter.
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