Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Karl Rove on . . .well . . .Karl Rove

"They’re putting their commitment to politics above their commitment to doing what’s right for the country"
, June 22, 2005, speaking about the Democratic senators who have blocked the John Bolton vote. However, in view of his current situation, it would appear to much more applicable to Mr. .

I thought Clinton could parse words, but the "I never actually said her name" defense is the new champ, particularly when you think about the fact that what we are talking about is the identification of a CIA agent by the President's chief political advisor (and current Deputy Chief of Staff) in an effort to discredit her husband, a critic of the President.

Scott McClellan = Worthless Shill

When questioned by reporters yesterday about the Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove connection to the leaking of the identity of undercover CIA analyst Valerie (Wilson) Plame, White House Press Secretary McClellan repeatedly said he couldn't comment because the matter is under investigation.

However, many reporters pointed out that McClellan had commented previously even though the investigation was ongoing. For example, in September and October 2003, McClellan stated that "The President knows that Karl Rove wasn't involved," "It was a ridiculous suggestion," and, "It's not true."

Yesterday, the exchange went as follows:
Question: "You stood at that podium and said that Karl Rove was not involved, and now we find out that he spoke about Joseph Wilson's wife. So don't you owe the American public a fuller explanation?"
McClellan: "There will be a time to talk about this, but now is not the time to talk about it."

concluded with: "I've really said all I'm going to say on it."