Monday, August 13, 2007

Karl Rove Resigns

Karl Rove Resigns

And now we wait for the triumphant bugling of the crazies who will now claim they brought down the great Darth Rove.

It is rather amusing.

And the AP ends with this rather lame assassination of character to end their seven year running battle with Rove:

The jury did not hear testimony that Rove was not indicted after testifying five times before the grand jury, occasionally correcting misstatements he made in his earlier testimony.


"Correcting statements" is called cross examination. Not being told that he was called before a grand jury five times is called eliminating prejudicial statements. It's the law, dummies.

Nor did the jury hear testimony about how Rove is credited as an architect of Republican political victories and has been accused by opponents of playing dirty tricks.


Like people don't know that Rove is the "architect of Republican political victories" and once again, the law does not allow people to make uncorroborated statements regarding unsubstantiated rumors and myth.


All that jurors heard is that Rove leaked Plame's identity and, from the outset, got political cover from the White House. He was never charged with a crime.


"Leaked" being the operative word here. Since he was not charged with a crime, he could not have "leaked" it in the classical sense of "letting out a secret". IE, there was no secret to tell. Ergo, it was not "leaked".

Mind you, I don't worship Darth Rove, believe he is infallible or that he controls the universe. Generally, I don't think about him much at all. However, this kind of, dare I say, "character assassination" disguised as reporting is some where between annoyingly predictable and amusingly contrived.

Actually, the most interesting aspect is this:

Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.


Political analysis? President is a lame duck who is re-shuffling his cabinet to prepare for his final "legacy" year, wherein he will become reconciled to the majority Democrat congress?

Or, Rove has decided that the president's moves to become more detente in his final year by negotiating with Iran, Syria, etc, his services or no longer necessary?

Or, the president thinks that, now that the hot coals are out from underneath them regarding Plame and Gonzalez, it's a good time for the albatross to exit quietly "into that dark night", preserving the president's image as "loyal" to the end to those who have served him well?

Either way, while the netroots will go crazy, crowing about his alleged defeat at their hands, he actually exits from the battlefield an undefeated, unprosecuted, though slightly bloody, warrior.


5 comments:

Mark said...

Rove had some hot times too in his tenure like, he is under fire for attempting to use the Republican Party's email servers to conduct official business below the radar of Congressional oversight; He is accused of having a direct role in getting seven Attorney Generals fired because they wouldn't toe the party line; He has not yet been fully cleared of complicity in leaking the role of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Silica Gel Desiccant

Kat said...

Um...spammer? That was the entire point of the post which makes you an obvious spammer.

Yes..hot times.

And yes..spam dude...he is "exonerated" because they never found anything to charge him with.

If you actually read the post instead of came here as a spammer, you might have had a chance.

I'll leave you up as an example of spam stupidity, but that's the first and last chance you get.

DebbieKinIL said...

Loved the post. I though along the same lines.

I can hear the panic from the MoonBats now: No Rove to hit at, Iraq surge working, Hillary is leading Obama in polls,Illegals are being stopped and discouraged from entering US, Gasp! the end of the world is coming up shortly.

Kat said...

I started to delete you since I said "one chance", but I always like to leave the spittle at the scene of the crime. While your friends might pat you on the back and give you a big "atta boy" for your attack on a "right winger", YOUR ignorance shows through by your insults.

And, you are a "spammer". Don't want to be called a "spammer" don't leave links to product websites.

finally, if the law "allowed" the testimony that this report alleges, it would have been heard. Very simple.

Post another insult and every comment you make will be deleted.

Tu comprende?

truth machine said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.