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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:21 PM
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Supreme Court Pick Shifts Attention From Rove, Agent Disclosure
"Hurry up and find somebody! Karl's tit is in the wringer!"

"About six in 10 Americans who are paying close attention to reports about who leaked information that helped unmask a covert intelligence agent say Rove should resign, according to a poll conducted last week by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
...Bush accelerated his search for a Supreme Court nominee in part because of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name, according to Republicans familiar with administration strategy.
Bush originally had planned to announce a replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on July 26 or 27, just before his planned July 28 departure for a month-long vacation at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, said two administration officials, who spoke on the condition they not be named.
The officials said those plans changed because Rove has become a focus of Fitzgerald's interest and of news accounts about the matter. "

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&...
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:21 PM
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1. IT doesn't matter.
Fitz doesn't seem to care about the headlines.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:35 PM
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9. By the way...
Ddi you notice that the White House leaked like a sieve yesterday, trying to distract America from its leaks....
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:23 PM
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2. It does shift attention
but that Rove story's not going anywhere. It'll be back in the news before long. Don't forget - as Scotty kept reminding us, it's an "ongoing investigation," lol.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:42 PM
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11. And they're not shy about admitting it, either....
which makes me think it won't work....and may even stiffen public opposition to Judge Frenchfry....
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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:24 PM
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3. The media poses this like it's the reader/watcher's decision to shift
the attention. Sure.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:42 PM
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12. I noticed that...
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On Par Donating Member (912 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:26 PM
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4. With Hearings On Roberts Not Until September...
August may be a bad month for Rove. Just as the Swiftboaters did to Kerry in the dog days of August last year, just one nice break in the Rove case, will tip the scale back to covering Rove-gate full time.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:27 PM
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5. Could happen to a nicer
ratfucker.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 PM
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13. Not only that
but Rovegate may actually put some stink on Judge Frenchfry....being, as he is, the first guy they could find at short notice.
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Son of California Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:28 PM
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6. so American can't walk and chew gum at the same time?
you mean the media is sooooo stupid that they can't handle two big stories at the same time? you mean the people of America are soooo damn stupid that they can't handle rejecting two RW weirdos at the same time.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:45 PM
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15. Nothing like having Republicans tell the country publicly
how much they're counting on us being really stupid...is there?
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:29 PM
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7. Please remember that Traitorgate vanished for nearly a year...
before it came back with a wicked vengeance. The next time we hear about it, it's going to be 10 times as large as it is now.

Patience, my friends. Rome wasn't built in a day. Neither was the Watergate investigation.
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:31 PM
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8. enjoy the short break Jr., this is coming back atcha with a vengeance.
:evilgrin:
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:40 PM
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10. If it gets Ken Mehlman off of TV for a while I AM ALL FOR IT
OTOH I don't think Fitzgerald or the grand jury will be distracted by Bush's shiny object.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 PM
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14. Month-long vacation?????????
I'm sorry, but the pResident of the United States can afford to be away from work for A SOLID MONTH????????

Does this show how expendable AND lazy he is?

Who gets ONE MONTH OFF?

Yes, we all know it's "hard work", but if you can be AWOL from your job for an entire month--that is an indication that you really aren't playing a critical role.

How telling.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:45 PM
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16. pResident Weaksuck took a month off in August 2001
and look how swell THAT worked out....
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:50 PM
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17. Yep...you gotta wonder...
...what they're cooking up.

They send him away when they need to execute more evil.

...Now watch this drive.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:01 PM
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18. What memos will he be ignoring this time?
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:27 PM
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19. The thing is: there is a special prosecutor.
Indictments will return Plamegate to the front pages. For that matter, a nasty Senate confirmation process will highlight Dubya's weaknesses -- if only the Dems have the spines to stick together.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 09:42 AM
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20. And this morning it's already back...
The problem with picking an obscure goober like Judge Frenchfry is that he hasn't got any juice to grab headlines...

By the way, did you read David Brooks amazingly adolescent column about "How do I love thee?" Jeeze, it reads like he was whacking his monkey while he wrote it.
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